Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Blue Jeans

From Poetry Jam, comes the challenge: "This week write a poem about jeans: someone who looks good in jeans, tattered jeans, jeans that you have to lie down to button up, comfortable jeans, stinky jeans."
"BONUS- Write a poem small enough to fit in the pocket of jeans. 20 lines or less."


I have written a poem small enough to fit in most pockets of jeans.  It is 20 lines or less.  However, I don't know if it would still be able to fit in a pocket of my poem jeans.  There wasn't much extra room...the late 60's early 70's weren't "big on" baggy jeans!

I remember
when I wore
my authentic
surplus store,
real sailor,
Navy blue,
deepest ocean
cobalt hue,
bell-bottomed,
tight, lean,
hip-hugging me
favorite jeans.
         Groovy.

©2014, Donna JT Smith

I don't own any jeans now.  But I do have an incredibly comfy jean skirt with awesome pockets!


32 comments:

  1. ha. they sound groovy...smiles...
    the thought of certain outfits...def brings back some memories
    for me.

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  2. Love the rhythm here, Donna... and you made me smile!

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  3. Brings back memories of my first bell bottoms in 1968. Think I will go write a poem about them. Glad I saw this!

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    1. I'll have to drop by later to check it out!

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  4. I remember discovering the army surplus store! Fun rhythm, Donna, & fun challenge!

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    1. Lots of treasures to be had there! Had a great canvas book bag, too!

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  5. Ha, I remember bell bottoms....how styles do change over the years! But wearing them, we thought we were so cool, didn't we? Smiles.

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  6. thanks for sharing your happy memories with us, have a good Wednesday

    much love...

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  7. during the bell bottom era ('68) we were kids and loved them...love the rhythm here :)

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    1. And we had to put an elastic band around our ankle so we could ride a bike without getting caught up in the chain!

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  8. Oh I love this! Especially "groovy". I had forgotten "groovy". Smiles.

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  9. Ah yes those years when things were groovy! Jeans really took off as popular wear then.Thanks for the memories.

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    1. I love when a prompt can bring back memories of things you probably wouldn't think to journal!

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  10. Oh yes and i love the fit in a pocket note. Well done.

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    1. Yeah, they had pockets, but they weren't too roomy once you got in the jeans!

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  11. I remember older girls wearing bell bottoms. I envied them. Now not so much!

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    1. Oh, I'm sorry you missed them! I think they made a comeback a couple of years ago, but didn't quite catch on again.

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  12. Awesome. I'm a huge fan of bells. They were definitely my faves.

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  13. Feelin' Groovy...why does that come to mind..

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  14. I really enjoyed the rhythm of your words and of course .. Groovy!

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  15. I enjoyed the rhythm , it's like a jingle for jeans commercial, nice

    Like A Pair of Jeans

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  16. Ha! The "groovy" clinched it for me and I had to laugh. Nice write!

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