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Bring the Hat Back (Challenge)

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Songbird
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(This is not the best of poems but this my opinion, however (not popular opinion) and I challenge you to agree or disagree in poetic terms. This could be real interesting subject from a lot of different peoples points of views.) Please excuse the length of this. I await your better talents.


Bring back the hat!
It sailed away on the winds of fashion
Now its mostly a nostalgic memory
Of a time when women wore skirts
Men wore ties and white shirts at the office
During a time
Nice ladies never swore
And men still opened doors

I'm not complaining
That era is past
A lot of things have changed for the better
Yet still
I wish the hat would come back

I'm old enough to remember
And young enough to care
Of what sophisticated charm
Raidiated from the face of a
Women in a hat

These days if your lucky
You might get a passing glance
Of a lady in a hat
On TV or a gala event.

As for me, I would like to simply state
I feel cheated
My grandma wore a hat
My mother got the chance too
All I ever got to wear was an Easter bonnet!

Now I believe it is time for a change
I would like to wear one
Whenever I took the notion
Without making a big commotion
Or creating a public stare

If I could wear one
Without creating a stir
Hearing whispers
About that crazy lady in the hat
I could wear one anywhere

I could wear one with dress
I could wear one with a gown
I could wear one with my jeans
I could wear one into town
I could wear one to church
I could wear one to work
I could wear one in the yard
I could wear one in the car
I could wear one in the mall
I could wear one just anywhere I pleased

Not just for a special day
Not just for a special reason
Not just to keep the sun out of my eyes
But just because..

I wish
That when I woke tomorrow
I woke to find
Hats on heads of all I met
For although I'm not shy
I'm not a leader
I'm a most sensitive type
I don't like to be a main attraction
I just would like to be
In the hats of those
Who have gone on before
I can't understand
Why the hat disappeared
When it was the bra women burned!
Yet the bra survived!

I hear by take one small step,
Backward
For womenkind
Of America
And all those who agree with me
I hearby decree
I have the answer
The perfect solution
For the bad hair day..

Ladies, lets get the
Hat out of the box!

© Copyright 2000 Marcia Estep - All Rights Reserved
Marge Tindal
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1 posted 04-08-2000 03:19 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal


~*~
Just a hat
that's all she asked
In fashion once again, Yep I like
~*that very idea Make mine with a wide brim*~



 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Elizabeth Santos
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2 posted 04-08-2000 03:24 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Did you notice, though, that they still sell hat boxes?
This poem says it all. And brought back a lot of memories
Liz
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3 posted 04-08-2000 12:15 PM       View Profile for Songbird   Email Songbird   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Songbird's Home Page   View IP for Songbird

I see I am not the only one to agree, but maybe Hat pin would never do, we might get arested for a concealed weapon, now maybe this problem could be solved with Velcro?
Martie
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4 posted 04-08-2000 12:35 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

I do where hats
and that is that
if they can't see the flair
then I really don't care.  

I enjoyed your poem!
Denise
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5 posted 04-08-2000 11:20 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

I love hats too, I think they are charming but like you I've only worn them to church on Easter because wearing them at other times would bring stares which I don't like. I do wish they would come back in fashion.

Denise
 
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