A Life Well Lived

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I remember the faded sky color
of washed-soft chambray
as if it were only yesterday
and though it was only an old shirt,
laundered and spun dry too many times
collar and cuffs frayed, threadbare at the seams
weathered and time worn, it still had a place
for every tear and stain
was proof of a life well lived

©2021 Linda Lee Lyberg

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Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband Pete (aka The Big Viking) of 24 years and their latest rescue, Jackson “Jax” Lyberg. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. You can read more of her works at: charmedchaos.com and view anthologies containing her work here: Amazon Author Page

30 Comments on “A Life Well Lived

  1. There are those favorites that find their way back to the closet after every spring cleaning!! Well said.

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  2. Your poem has reminded me how much I miss my chambray shirts and skirt, Linda, their faded sky colour and the way they felt against my skin – I must find out where I can buy new ones. The shirt in your poem has lived a good life indeed.

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  3. This is absolutely gorgeous! 💝 There is much wisdom behind laundry is proof of a life well-lived. I especially admire; “washed-soft chambray as if it were only yesterday.” 🙂

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