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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...)
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