Shawn L. Bird

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poem- button (on a blue shirt) September 11, 2013

Filed under: fun,OUTLANDERishness,Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 1:22 am
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I’m nuttin’

but a simple button.

battling the blues.

Holding fast

amid adversity

standing against stress and strain

I see you stare

I do not care.

While ripping seams are heard in dreams

accompanied by delirious screams

I’m a button with a function–

Keeping everything together

against the odds,

without applause.

For Sam, I can!

Because, madame

I do my button best

clinging lest things explode

against his chest.




Dedicated to the button straining on that blue shirt.  It has a Twitter account.  Seriously.


23 Responses to “poem- button (on a blue shirt)”

  1. davidprosser Says:

    Standing against stress and strain eh? Gone are the days my buttons could claim that. I don’t know how many years bad luck I’m due from all the chipped mirrors which have been created by the fourth and fifth buttons down giving up the ghost and pinging everywhere. I have to warn visitors to be careful of ricochet in case I catch an eye. Perhaps it should be zips for me from now on? xxx Huge Hugs xxx

  2. Very nice! I will never think of buttons in quite the same way again. 🙂

  3. simono1968 Says:

    like this a lot 🙂 o to be a button lol

  4. Tyler Allen Penny Says:

    Lyrical and playful. It immediately put a big smile on my face. It makes me appreciate my own buttons! Great job!

  5. edgarone2 Says:

    the beauty of ordinary things.

  6. aliciabelle Says:

    I just discovered your blog, is amazing, i really like your poems! Thank you for visiting and following my blog, it’s an honor that you liked my latest post “Too late…much too late”. I’ll come back to read more of your creations.

  7. bennythomas Says:

    My button got the eye but wrong eye.
    I am all thumbs : even a shirt front
    can tell that.

  8. macjam47 Says:

    Cute poem. Fun to read, and it left me with a vision of that button.

  9. budhaha63 Says:

    Nice comparison to life!

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