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Patchwork Quilt
by John T Banasiewicz Jr
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Patchwork Quilt


Together we make our patchwork quilt of life

Cotton backing is our hearts and souls

Thread we use to sew is the strength of our bond

Pieces of clothe special memories to remain in our sight

Each cloth has color with a meaning

White reminding us of our Earth’s beginning

Brown is for the love of rich soil we work

Blue for all known oceans, seas, rivers, and streams

Gray the sky where we watch God’s creatures fly

Green for the respect of nature’s landscape scenes

Orange as we love that “Old Man” and his moon

Purple for tears we shed and pain

Red for all the love we have made

Rainbow colors for diversity of our families

Yellow for the sunrises we have seen

Our quilt continues to grow only missing one color

Once our time here is finished this color they will sew

Black being the finishing piece of our patchwork quilt


John Thomas Banasiewicz Jr

Copyright 2004


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Reviewed by Pier Tyler
There is something about a handmade quilt that warms the soul. Yours does that. You have stated it well here. Welcome back.

Pier Marie
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green
Bravo!!! Color is a real turn-on for me.
So much so, that I am working on a poetry
collection with a color theme. Wish I
had written this one! Pea <3
Reviewed by Thomas Lanechanger
Tommy, you have a unique ability to weave together timeless pieces filled with vivid imagery, compassion and understanding is a testament to your rare gift with the spoken word. A very excellent and thought-provoking piece my friend. Thank you for sharing it. Take care and be well.
Reviewed by Rose L

Once again from your pen comes another classic. I often think of the bonding and love that go into a patchwork quilt and you remind us that life is a lot like one - full of diversity and meaning.

Beautiful, colorful write my friend!

Reviewed by jude forese
you have woven some really wonderful images into this poem ...
Reviewed by Jane Rodway
I think this is excellent! I like how you described the colors- really, alot of kids writers have done books on patchwork quilts, and this is as good as any of them.
Reviewed by Amira van Kerk
This is a keeper Tommy!
Love it.
Reviewed by Fletcher Bailey (Reader)
Tommy, this is very is similar to somethoing that I wrote a ways back called "colours that we make". I think you will appreciate the works, I love the way you have weaved your colours into a patchwork quilt, very unique and very clever of you...Fletcher B
Reviewed by Theresa Koch
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Tommy this is an awesome quilt you made here!
Beautifully sewn, with colors of love!

(the black turns to the color of light after death!;-)
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader)
This is very endearing and warm in expressions and emotions excellent missed ya poetry!
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
You've masterfully woven a treasure of a write here, Tommy. Marvelous depictions of the many facets - and colors - of life.
Reviewed by Chanti Niven
A weave with words has produced such an interesting composition. How complex our lives with so many colored threads. Thanks for posting this beautiful poem.
Reviewed by Evelyn Simon
Interesting write. Well done. :)
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
Uniquely created and most interesting. Well done, John. Love and peace. Regis
Reviewed by Kate Clifford
Great descriptions!
Reviewed by Ed Matlack
I never knew all that, very instructive John, other half will like this as well as she is into making quilts and we have been discussing the meaning behind them...Peace, Ed & rufuz(w00f)
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Masterfully done Tommy,

"Grand Finale" of black!!

love Tinka
Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen
The poem is a quilt, lovingly pieced together with words. :)
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader)
This is a lovely poem of real love, may your stitches hold forever.
Reviewed by Katy Walsvik
Oh, Tommy... what a glorious array of life's beauty and truths. When you are inspired, it becomes poetry with the words that nestle in the heart and bathe the brain. As I sit with my morning coffee, reading this, I feel nearly giddy for the hope this brings. I must save this to my library... so filled with my own bright thoughts, it is. Thank you. You have made my day! katy xox.
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