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My Black Cowboy Hat

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My Black Cowboy Hat

I have a black cowboy hat I wear on certain days,
like when a night of partying is the only goal.
The wearing of this cowboy hat brings out my wicked ways,
when loudly and with fanfare, into the bar I stroll
and the only thing I don't do is to dance on the stripper pole.

This hat, it transforms the meek little me
into a wild woman , not to be tamed,
I put on quite a show, you see,
because of it, my reputation's defamed 
and of course, it's the hat I've blamed.

I should probably throw the hat away before I land in jail
but it really does suit me, makes me look quite fine.
As long as I have good friends to help me post my bail
I'll wear the hat and party on and really try to shine
and of course the blame is not the hat's, it really is just mine.

~~for Carol Brown's 'Favourite Hat or Bonnet' contest

Copyright © Francine Roberts

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  1. Date: 4/9/2011 6:45:00 PM
    So cool to see you in the top 10 Francine. Congratulations on your worthy poem's honered 6th Place! The reading honor was mine. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 4/9/2011 11:17:00 AM
    Congrats Francine on your well deserved win in the contest---kashinath

  1. Date: 4/9/2011 10:41:00 AM
    Congratulations on the sixth place win in the contest, Francine

  1. Date: 4/8/2011 10:21:00 PM
    i can so imagine you wearing that black hat francine. Many congrats for this win.

  1. Date: 4/8/2011 4:04:00 PM
    Congrats Francine on your big win in the bonnet contest with this extraordinary entry on the cowboy hat my friend.. an enjoyable read and u enjoy your win with luv ..and a happy weekend too..

  1. Date: 4/8/2011 2:08:00 PM
    Will you be a wild woman wearing your hat tonight as you celebrate your win? Congratulations, Francine. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 4/8/2011 1:39:00 PM
    Many congrats : )

  1. Date: 4/8/2011 1:21:00 PM
    Congratulations on your placement in my contest Francine. The poems were all so good was hard to judge. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/4/2011 10:22:00 AM
    Isn't it funny how certain clothes seem to affect our self-image, Francine? This hat empowers you, makes you feel like a "wild woman." I have a slinky black dress that makes me feel that way. I wrote about a cowboy hat as well, but it just made me feel like a cowgirl (if that's a word?). Don't know how I missed this earlier, but I love it and hope to see it in the winners' circle. Love, carolyn

  1. Date: 3/28/2011 10:03:00 PM
    wow, Francine, you really excelled with this one for the hat contest. I am a bit envious of all the good hat poems I am seeing and I cannot think of a single thing to say for this contest! I am sure this was invented especially with the stipper pole line, but maybe not?? hahaha. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 3/28/2011 10:48:00 AM
    Cool Quiintain Francine, Good luck in Carol inspiring contest. These hats change our personalities, be careful when you wear that one. Smile! Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 3/28/2011 8:36:00 AM
    Thank you for supporting my contest Francine. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/27/2011 9:12:00 PM
    Great poem Francine Clothes do alter the mood and sometimes bring some attitude Leather thank you babe 4 kind support my sometimes dull, enters your thought love Don