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The Army Beret

The Army Beret

My favourite hat is an army beret
That still holds the shape of his head
Woven with wool that has seen better days
Rim hanging from tattered threads
Stained with the tears I have shed.


Author: Elaine Cecelia George, of Canada
For: Carol‘s contest:  My favorite hat
Awarded:  First Place

Author's note: 

This poem is about my Father's Army baret.
 (A Beret is  a french name for a round flat hat with a tight rim and is  pronounced 

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  1. Date: 4/9/2011 10:33:00 PM
    sentimentally astounding, my dear elaine! big cheers for the high winn!! :) huggs to you! nette

  1. Date: 4/9/2011 6:09:00 PM
    So cool to see you in that top notch spot Elaine. Great day in the neighborhood friend. Congratulations on your worthy poem's honered Placment! Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 4/9/2011 10:27:00 AM
    Very touching poem,Elaine.Congrats on your big win in the contest---kashinath

  1. Date: 4/8/2011 11:06:00 PM
    Congratulations Elaine on your 1st place win in the contest.knew it was a winner.Beautiful emotions portrayed.Love, Gautami

  1. Date: 4/8/2011 10:04:00 PM
    Such a touching write and memories associated with this hat. Many congrats for this super win. An honour to share this position with you.

  1. Date: 4/8/2011 4:29:00 PM
    And my choice of the number one's. Congratulations Elaine. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 4/8/2011 3:54:00 PM
    I am truly happy to see this win a 1st. This touched my heart so much the first time I read it!! That last line, is so perfectly poignant!! Congratulations, Elaine!

  1. Date: 4/8/2011 3:45:00 PM
    Congrats Lainie on your first place win in the bonnet contest with this wonderful write and entry my friend... enjoy your top spot where the air is as rare as your beautiful words luv..

  1. Date: 4/8/2011 2:52:00 PM
    Congratulations on the first place win in the contest, Elaine

  1. Date: 4/8/2011 2:16:00 PM
    Very touching. A real keeper I sure he knows how much you love him! forever!Congrad's Light & Love

  1. Date: 4/8/2011 1:49:00 PM
    I knew this would be at the top, Lainie! So happy for you. Congratulations! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 4/8/2011 1:26:00 PM
    Many congrats : )

  1. Date: 4/8/2011 1:07:00 PM
    Congratulations on your placement in my contest Elaine. The poems were all so good was hard to judge. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/4/2011 1:46:00 PM
    So good to know of the memory's you hold (along with the beret) Laine.

  1. Date: 4/4/2011 5:51:00 AM
    Hi Elaine, I like this Army Beret, when I was in the US Army, you had to be Special Forces to even wear one, (hence, Green Beret) or Airborne. Tday, I am retired but my wife is still Army and she gets to wear one. wah wah wah not fair. Oh well, I do have 7 genuine Indiana Jones hats I wear all of the time, one at a time, of course. Did I mention I like your poem? Yes.

  1. Date: 3/30/2011 11:14:00 PM
    Yes, I too like that hat. Good one. Charles

  1. Date: 3/24/2011 7:50:00 AM
    That is a wonderful memory you have of your dad Laine. love phyl

  1. Date: 3/22/2011 12:33:00 PM
    Wonderful memories of your father Elaine. Good luck in Carol's contest.(((( Hugs )))) from Bonnie Scotland....:)

  1. Date: 3/22/2011 4:33:00 AM
    ohh, great piece that made me journey with you along nostalgia lane, elaine... i love berets; my dad was a general and he wore one too! beautful! winning wishes with huggs:) nette

  1. Date: 3/21/2011 11:49:00 PM
    wow, it would be something if it were GREEN beret!! You chose a very unique hat to write about. I sure wish I knew how to do this contest!! I like how you did yours.