Velveteen: Poem

And I
     am velveteen
no longer patched–
     over muslin,
not silk nor cashmere;
     but worn thin
between thumb and
so the curve of my
     heart and its happy
thrum is bared through
     this thin veil of
gauze. touch me and
     see. I am soft–
loved into real.


  1. says

    Oh, Laura!! What a perfectly beautiful thing!! I have always loved the story of The Velveteen Rabbit and here you have taken it to a whole new level!! Love, love, LOVE this and the beauty who wrote it!!!

  2. soulstops says

    yes, you are soft and “loved into real” which is why I value you as a friend…sigh, such a lovely poem…thanks, Laura 🙂

  3. Elizabeth says

    Laura, i love every word and line and phrase of this. Simply softly really beauty. Your poetry is wonderful. I want to read more of your voice and your heart in this form. Love to you sweet Laura.

  4. Jody Collins says

    “loved into real”. Oh. Laura, SO thankful for this poem from you….when God drops them into your heart they are such beauty.

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