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Forum topic by lunn posted 01-05-2014 01:53 PM 953 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-05-2014 01:53 PM

My new denim coat was so shiny and bright, till i wore it to the shop one cold winter night.
Oops! a splash of poly, you’ll be alright just keep me warm this cold winter night.
Tung oil, grease. dust, stains, decorates you now. You get so dirty i don’t know how.
I wash you often, but to no avail you still look awful and sometimes you smell.
Glue on my fingers oh what do i do? No where else so it goes on you.
Wear you to the hardware? Proudly i do. Seems like no one loves you as much as i do.
So if you keep me warm. Tell you what i’ll do. I’ll wear you till spring. That’s all i can do.
You’ll hang on a nail, inside the shop door, till winter comes back when i’ll wear you once more.

TTTTAAAAAAAA DAAAAAAAAAA Idle mind at work on Sunday morning

-- What started as a hobbie is now a full time JOB!

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 01-05-2014 01:56 PM

Got one of those coats.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Gene Howe

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#2 posted 01-05-2014 02:12 PM

Great little rhyme, lunn.
Mine’s not denim but a “duck cloth” “barn coat”. It to is a coat of many colors.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#3 posted 01-05-2014 02:47 PM

No pictures??? ;^)

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#4 posted 01-05-2014 07:23 PM

My carhart jeans resemble that remark, and so does the shop jacket hanging beside the door. Thank you
for sharing and bringing a smile to us.

-- As ever, Gus-the 77 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#5 posted 01-05-2014 07:24 PM

Not bad. A lot of poetry is written about the majesty of nature or inspired by all-consuming love but
all that high-faluting stuff gets samey after a while.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#6 posted 01-05-2014 09:29 PM

Very thoughtful. Publish it!

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343

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#7 posted 01-07-2014 02:56 AM

see avatar….my fav. sweatshirt, when it was still clean.
wife washes it separately for some reason.

edit: I take it off when I use my table saw.

really enjoyed the poem. something different is always nice.

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