Wendy Dunn

THE UNUSUAL HAT
Many have said I am an “unusual” hat
I’m one of a kind - it’s true
And I was made in Gay Paree in 1952

Well, yes… I’m in St Vinnies now (in the Bargain Bin they say)

But I started life in a chic boutique
On the exclusive Champs Elysée’s

Where rich and famous ladies travelled far to see
The very latest creations from my “Madame Lilly”

Made with the finest satin
Trimmed with frivolous flair
Adorned with tulle and sequins
Only the most bold would wear

My box was also special and proudly put on show

Striped in Candy pink and white
Tied with a black velvet bow

And in my six or so decades, in seven different nations

Many ladies have possessed me and
I’ve had many alterations

My pheasant feathers long gone… my sequins taken too
My tulle has many moth holes, and my flowers are all askew
So here I am in the Bargain Bin, awaiting my next fate
When a pretty little blonde girl comes- (her mother calls her Kate)
And Kate runs straight toward ME…. What do you think of that?
And she asks in her very nicest voice … “Mummy pleeeease can I have

this hat?”

So I belong to Kate now … and my next life has begun

Kate loves playing dress ups
And we are having so much fun