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A Change of Clothes
by Jon Michael Willey

Friday, June 27, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.
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It is all relative to the times.

Tailored silk shirts

trousers too

cobbler's custon shoes

threads I donned

when youth's pockets

were amply lined

seasons pass


does not last

labels have replaced

monogrammed suits

my clothing now hangs

on department store racks

Dillard's and Macey's

now standard fare

Calvin Klein now stitches

my underwear

I go not nude

so I'm still

a lucky dude

a change of clothes

a change of attitude

petty stuff

when you've


long enough

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Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 7/1/2008
I feel appreciation reinging strong in stylish clothes that could never go wrong!
Write On!
Warmest Blessings and Inner Peace, Warrior Purple Passion Gypsy Lady Sheexoooo

STay Positive!
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 6/30/2008
I appreciate your philosophical outlook, Jon. Love and peace,

Reviewed by E T Waldron 6/28/2008
Fantastic poem Jon! A well stated slice of life,and you're right in fashion now;-)!...ET
Reviewed by Deborah Munson (Reader) 6/28/2008
Brought me back to the days of wearing wide legged pants with a comb in my back pocket! Well Done -- Deborah
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 6/27/2008
Hmmm, my tags used to read "Made by Me". Thanks for the walk down memory lane...

Be always safe,
Reviewed by neerja gandhi 6/27/2008
great...monogrammed suits....tee hee hee
Reviewed by John Flanagan 6/27/2008
This is gorgeous from top to bottom, and the ending just right. Great poem!
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 6/27/2008
labels itch me...I need to pull/cut them off :)
there now I am comfy :)
enjoyed the wardrobe dressing rooms :)
Embraced ~ Embrassé
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 6/27/2008
As we season we do change with our winds,,,, Did you get that lol??
:)Christine (Great Write!)
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 6/27/2008
This is so true and I loved the way you stated it. But remember what comes around goes around, many things out of style will be in again. Enjoyed.

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 6/27/2008

Labels don't interest me none - functionality is where it's at - well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Gerard Gauthier 6/27/2008
In youth we buy into the flights of fancy of our social norm...companies depend on it...but your right with age we opt for utility and function over fashion...Great read Jon
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 6/27/2008
Great write, John; I prefer hand me downs or thrift store stuff myself to the name brands.

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :)
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 6/27/2008
Now don't you feel better, Jon. I enjoyed this. A fun read. -gene.

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