Ribbons and Buttons


Over on Weekly Prompts, the Wednesday Challenge is Button Jars. Please go over and visit their fabulous site by clicking >> Here. And the poem below is my response to the prompt.


Ribbons and Buttons



Reclining in my verandah chair

I notice my blue shirt needs repair

And I search for her sewing box of needles and cotton

Looking for a few shiny buttons

There between memories of pink and white ribbons

In a basket full of trinkets, not to be forgotten



Here inside my private cube

I’m a cool Mr Fix-it dude

Or so I was secretly told

By a girl who came in from the cold

Her greeting did warm my soul



Me, a lonesome old stray

Smiled, and come what may

I proudly donned the blue shirt for today




Ivor Steven (c) Sept 2020

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G'day, and welcome to my blog site. My name is Ivor Steven, I live in Geelong, Australia. I'm an ex-industrial chemist, and a retired plumber, and a former Carer of my wife(Carole), for 30 years, who suffered from severe MS. I Write poetry about those personal thoughts, throughout and beyond my life as a Carer. I've been blogging for over 2 years, and writing poems for 19 years. Of course a lot of my poems are about my favourite subject Carole, but since I've been blogging my writings have become quite varied, humourous, mystical, observational, and even a few monster/horror poems.

37 thoughts on “Ribbons and Buttons”

      1. Ivor, I had no doubt that you wouldn’t be able to pull it off! You’re a cool dude after all. Lol! πŸ˜‰ You are so very welcome, my friend! Hope you enjoy yourself today! πŸ€—β™₯️✨

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      2. A sunny spring day, I’ll catch a bus to the Box Office cafe later this afternoon, then walk to the pub at 5.00pm, for a Thursday evening catch-up with the lads… πŸ»πŸ˜€

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  1. Wonderful! Poem and photos! You nailed the prompt! πŸ™‚ Or should I say sewed-up the prompt! πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€ Just looking at what was in Carole’s sewing box got me teary-eyed. πŸ™‚ She has memories in there. πŸ™‚
    (((HUGS))) πŸ™‚
    PS…you are not an “old stray”…and we hope you are not lonesome…you bring us so much joy and we hope we give you some joy, too! πŸ™‚

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