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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Writer's Workshop: Ode to a Tie-Dyed Shirt


This is written to a tie-dyed T-shirt I got my freshman year of college, U of A.  (Go Hogs!) It was from a school function- and the night I first danced with my honey.  He had one too, and I think that actually the one I wear was probably his, and I wore out the other one completely...

 Ode To A Tie Dyed T-shirt

Softest old shirt,
Older than dirt,
Back from that freshman year dance.

Tie-dyed and threadbare,
You remind me of that year,
When he put me first in a trance.

Rainbow-hued,
Always good,
You make me a happier one.

We go way back,
So cut me some slack,
If I only wear you for fun.

Oh shirt, I adore you,
And so I implore you,
To please not whimper or whine.

Just like my guy,
You don't make me cry,
And you both get better with time.

Mama's Losin' It

Join in!


1.) Describe a popular kids toy or show that you just don’t understand. (Too many to mention.)

2.) Where were your shoes?  Write about an interesting time when you happened to be barefoot.  Begin and end your writing with a description of your feet.

(inspired by writersfix.com) (I'm always barefoot so this is too hard.)

3.) Whom did you hide from?  Write about a hiding place you haven’t used for a while.
(inspired by writersfix.com) (This could get to serious and I'm not in the mood.)

4.) Write a 20-line poem (rhyming or non-rhyming) dedicated to your favorite piece of clothing (could be a shirt, hat, shoes, etc.).
(inspired by writersdigest.com) (Okay!)

5.) Imagine your life is now a book. In 100 words, write the blurb for it. (It’s what people will read on the back cover.
(inspired by creativewritingprompts.com) (I realized this was really much harder than I thought and don't know if anyone would buy my book...)

6 comments:

Kristi {at} Live and Love...Out Loud said...

That was great! I really enjoyed your poem and I love that it has a connection to your husband as well. So sweet!
Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my Yo Gabba Gabba Writer's Workshop post. Have a great day.

Kristi, Live and Love...Out Loud
@TweetingMama

angie said...

I love your ode to your tie died shirt! It sounds so soft!

The girl with the flour in her hair said...

Ha! I love it. Older than dirt...hardly! You're a youngin'. ;)

Well done. Made me laugh!

If SHE can figure it out.......... said...

OMG! So funny that my freshman year in college we made tie-died shirts as well! My story is not as sweet as yours, but I STILL have that shirt - I only wear it to bed and to clean....it's holey and soft and I LOVE IT! P.S. I found you through Mama Kat!

Unknown Mami said...

I don't even like tie-dye, but you made me like that shirt.

ed said...

there's something about a tie-dye shirt that is uniquely american, and warm and fun. really enjoyed your poem and the love in it.

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