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Until the Next Time

Yes, it was a traumatic thing; losing a button.

Or so it seemed to a young lad back in the day.

Grandma getting her button box down, grumbling ‘bout your careless ways, as she began the hunt for one to match.

button box 2That box! Full of every kind of button a boy could possibly lose! Some of them shiny, some small, and some so big you wondered what they could’ve come off of.

And the colors! More colors than any rainbow ever had!

Grandma scowling, digging with her finger, then, when she grew tired of stirring them, the sound of all those buttons as they chittered across the bright yellow Formica tabletopMe, hoping she’d get lucky–find one that would match–but knowing that wasn’t the way it would be. Never was. 

And when at last one was found, that perfect–or at least one so close no one would notice–shiny button, back into the box the rest of the buttons would go.

Until the next time.

I’d watch the little box–magical in it’s own right–go back into its place on the shelf, marveling at the question handed down from boy to boy throughout time eternal; where do all those buttons come from?

 

Copyright © 2015 C. Mashburn

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Buttons Out

A few days ago, I posted a poem, Grandma’s Button Box, about the box or jar grandma’s used to keep extra buttons in, in case we lost one off our shirt or jacket. The last stanza in this follow up poem kept running through my mind, and since it didn’t seem to fit in Grandma’s Button Box, I wrote another poem just for it. Sharing it on dVerse Poetry Pub’s Open Link Night #51 this afternoon. Read the rest of this entry »

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Grandma’s Button Box

A fellow poet and blogger posted a poem the other day that mentioned a shiny new button, and while commenting on it, I thought about my grandma’s jar of buttons. Sherry still has her grandmother’s beautiful button box, so I included a picture that shows it, as well as Sherry’s button jar. Anyway, the memory inspired the following poem. Enjoy! Reposting this one for dVerse Poets Pub’s “Poetics – Button, Button”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Buttons Out

I posted a poem yesterday, Grandma’s Button Box, about the box or jar grandma’s used to keep extra buttons in, in case we lost one off our shirt or jacket. The last line in this follow up poem kept running through my mind, and since it didn’t seem to fit in Grandma’s Button Box, I wrote another poem just for it. Read the rest of this entry »

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Grandma’s Button Box

A fellow poet and blogger posted a poem the other day that mentioned a shiny new button, and while commenting on it, I thought about my grandma’s jar of buttons. Sherry still has her grandmother’s beautiful button box, so I included a picture that shows it, as well as Sherry’s button jar. Anyway, the memory inspired the following poem. Enjoy! Read the rest of this entry »

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