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.
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…!
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.
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 💝💝
So…You’ve met my Aunt Emma, haven’t you?
Awesome work. Thanks.
Love this Lillian! You are not the ‘old bird’ eit(e. You look absolutely smashing ☺️💕
Either! Sorry bad fingers 😧
Oh Lillian….I just love ya’! That was inventive.
hahahaha! I’m sure this describes a lot of people, Lillian!
A fun poem! (even if it isn’t auto biographical)
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
Bravo. Nice one.
If you’re gonna wear a hat, people need to see it! Enjoyed this immensely.
Haha! Lillian, this is truly delightful and that third bird looks exquisite in her plumage…oops hat!
Love the hat, the plumage and the poem, Lillian!
Love the photos side by side!