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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Sewing (02/22/07)

TITLE: Success Story
By Beth Muehlhausen
02/27/07


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Success Story

As a small child I learned to sew.
We all know
A lacing card
Is not so hard!

But some years later came Home Ec.
Up to my neck
In ripper work,
I went berserk.

It seemed “the thing” to make my clothes.
My dress with bows
Had gathers where
They left me … bare!

The years went by and I sewed hard.
I stayed on guard
As lots of flops
Came without stops.

Then one day it occurred to me.
“I need to flee
This old machine
For a new dream!”

Right then I pondered at my fate.
“It’s not too late
To stitch by hand
Something quite grand.”

I looked in drawers and found the kit.
A simple bit
To stitch and shape
A scarf or cape!

With skill I poked and pulled with ease.
This was a breeze
Compared to those
Past sewing woes.

When I was done I laughed with glee.
For here, you see,
Was something rare
Beyond compare!

I’d stitched those lacing cards with care.
I proudly stared
At my success
And took a rest.


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Laurie Glass03/01/07
Oh, this made me smile. How cute. :)
Joanne Malley03/02/07
Sweet. Nicely done and I like the format you chose.
Joanne Sher 03/07/07
Love the format and the voice. Great stuff.
Julie Arduini03/07/07
Visions of that old lace card from my school days came flooding back! This was fun and very well done. Thanks for the smile.
Verna Cole Mitchell 03/07/07
I loved this! Don't know how I had missed it. I am so with you, except my stitches weren't that great on those cards.
Sheri Gordon03/07/07
I forgot all about those lacing cards. I'm usually not a poetry person, but this was so fun to read. It made me laugh seeing myself in here.
Donna Emery03/08/07
I can relate to this, too. Very nicely done. A light and enjoyable poem. Thanks for sharing it