Birds of a Feather . . .

She adored attending church,
not to finger her rosary beads
or murmur prayers upon her knees,
but to wear her finest hats for all to see.
Purposely arriving late
she strutted down the aisle
showing off her plumage,
much like the Tall Crowned Crane
and the Secretary Bird
she visited often at the Diego Zoo.

We’re trying on hats today at dVerse, the virtual pub for poets around the globe.
First two photos are from the San Diego Zoo: first is the Tall Crowned Crane and second is a Secretary Bird. That old bird in the third photograph is me some years back. I always say, if you’re going to wear a hat, wear a HAT!
Poem is fictional….I’m not Catholic, don’t use a rosary, and certainly don’t strut in church.

15 thoughts on “Birds of a Feather . . .

  1. Ain March 15, 2022 / 5:14 pm

    Haha! I really, really like this…purposely arriving late…to church, in her best attire….don’t we all know this person, don’t we just know her…!


  2. Glenn A. Buttkus March 15, 2022 / 5:23 pm

    Hell, I remember when we used to dress up to go to a movie, and we wouldn’t talk during the film. Your poem is entertaining and hard-hitting between the lines. I love the photo of you.


  3. sanaarizvi March 15, 2022 / 5:28 pm

    I absolutely love, love this! Yes, we all know such a person and come across them atleast once in our lifetime 😀 I so love that picture of you, Lillian 💝💝


  4. Ron. March 15, 2022 / 5:53 pm

    So…You’ve met my Aunt Emma, haven’t you?

    Awesome work. Thanks.


  5. Mish March 15, 2022 / 6:40 pm

    Oh Lillian….I just love ya’! That was inventive.


  6. ben Alexander March 15, 2022 / 7:03 pm

    hahahaha! I’m sure this describes a lot of people, Lillian!



  7. SelmaMartin March 16, 2022 / 1:32 am

    Nice imagery this one, And at church, no less. Hah! She know where to go for a good show and how to time her entrance the right way. I like this person, you described — I know it’s not you. Still I like her. Perhaps it was the highlight of her week and so I won’t take that away from her. Bless her.
    Bless you too. Lovely poem. Thanks


  8. Gillena Cox March 16, 2022 / 2:30 am

    Bravo. Nice one.



  9. writingwhatnots March 16, 2022 / 6:15 am

    If you’re gonna wear a hat, people need to see it! Enjoyed this immensely.


  10. paeansunplugged March 16, 2022 / 7:32 am

    Haha! Lillian, this is truly delightful and that third bird looks exquisite in her plumage…oops hat!


  11. Ingrid March 16, 2022 / 4:37 pm

    Love the hat, the plumage and the poem, Lillian!


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