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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Blue (10/08/09)

TITLE: A Blue Jeans Kind of Gal
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10/09/09


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I love blue jeans
rich with memory
faded and comfortable
with time.

When I was young
blue jeans meant my dad
working in the yard
or saddling up a horse.

Blue jeans meant
I was riding the hills
bareback and free
full of fertile imagination
and other worlds.

Blue jeans meant
pegged button-up Levi's
and they meant
bell bottoms and hippies
and shopping the navy surplus store
so I could be cool too.

Some things have changed over the years
but my love of blue jeans hasnít waned.
Rather they seem to be
an integral part of who I am.

They embody many memories.
They are things I love
to do, like hiking
and being out of doors.
They mean hanging out with friends
with no expectations
no pretense
just easy
and comfortable.


Yes, I guess I'm just
a blue jeans kind of gal.
And who knows, maybe
someday I'll be buried in them.
After all
they are part of who I am
they tell part of my story.

But not everything.


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Marie Fink10/16/09
I love the ending.."But not everything." For sure. And blue jeans for my dad's generation meant they didn't have money. No one really wanted to wear them. Now, my dad does own jeans, but not for anything but for the strictest leisure.
Funny...they've been around for literally generations now and we all have a story to tell about them.
Shilo Goodson10/17/09
I enjoyed your poem. That is a very normal blue item that did not come to my mind when I was thinking of possible blue topics. You covered the topic well.
Ruth Brown 10/18/09
Good old jeans, you said it well.
diana kay10/19/09
Thank you great title and I like the writing. I think it might have been better as a peice of prose though?
Pam Ford Davis 10/20/09
Nice "comfortable" article! I even heard of a couple married in jeans and T-shirts!