Virginia Wylie: Lois's New Hat

This pretty lady attracts attention anywhere she goes.  We all want to see which hat she'll wear today.


On the porch where we sat

I complimented Lois on her hat

"I have nearly 30 now," she explained

"Every year a few more hats I've gained

Indoors or out, I'd never seen Lois

Without a colorful, straw, wide-brimmed hat

What secret was under all those hats?

One day Lois, on her walker, came in to eat

She wore a pink shirt, tan shorts, braces on her feet,

And a gigantic, floppy pink hat

"Wow, Lois, you look hot in that hat!"

She stopped by my chair.  "I bought a new hat."

She smiled.  "I didn't have one that shade of pink

Got my hair done too.  She pulled off the hat.

Her hair gleamed white, a perfect coiffeur

"I wear wide brims to protect my eyes, you know,

"I'm legally blind."

Virginia L. Wylie

Virginia resides in Brookdale Orange City, Florida and is the author of the poetry that appears here. The views and opinions expressed in this poetry are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Brookdale Senior Living.

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