A Hat For That


All have skills,

No arguing that.

For each of them,

We wear a hat.


Whether it’s cooking,

Or, maybe baking,

A Chef’s hat is yours,

For the taking.


Maybe you’re great,

At fixing cars.

Mechanic’s your hat,

No holds barred.


Or, just really handy,

In the house, around.

Know just what to fix,

Making that strange sound.


But, there is one hat,

Not all can wear.

That of a Poet,

Sits on our heads, here.


When we’re happy,

Or, when we’re sad,

Or, want to honor,

A Lass or a Lad.


Or, maybe an occasion,

In our history.

Our pen to paper,

A poetic story.


So, no matter the lid,

On my noggin, I don,

I hope my poet one,

Forever remains on.

  • Author: WriteBeLight (Offline Offline)
  • Published: August 3rd, 2017 10:42
  • Category: Reflection
  • Views: 86
  • User favorite of this poem: Its Raskolnikov.
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  • orchidee

    A fine write WBL.

    • WriteBeLight

      Thanks orchidee! I can see you are wearing your Poet hat today!

    • kevin browne

      hat's how to do it. fun write and I loved it. good work.

      • WriteBeLight

        Ha Ha - Hi there Kevin! Very clever comment!

        • kevin browne

          you're quite welcome.

        • Its Raskolnikov

          Great write, Mr.Seuss! Lol, but all kidding aside it is really good.

          • WriteBeLight

            Ha Ha. Like Seuss alot! Very nice compliment. Thanks so much 🙂

          • Fay Slimm.

            Ah - a first rate set of reasons why our poet-hat must be given space on our head dear friend. An engaging read.

            • WriteBeLight

              I like the way you put that dear Fay! Thanks!

            • Louis Gibbs

              I love it! A fine tribute to poets all, WBL!

              • WriteBeLight

                Why thank you Louis! Like you, there are so many here, so talented!

              • FredPeyer

                Never thought of it this way WBL. Now, is the poet hat just one kind, or is it made up of all different kind of hats, with a little bit of hard-hat thrown in, maybe a jester bell, part of a crown, in all different colors?
                Love your poem! Thank you.

                • WriteBeLight

                  Great, thoughtful question from a great poet mind! Yes, a poet hat could be stacked with many topics. Thanks for your comment!

                • P.H.Rose

                  It most certainly will WBL
                  Great poem as always...

                • Quemis

                  Shes back!

                  Fun! As always.

                  • WriteBeLight

                    Very kind of you. I will try to be as prolific as I can 🙂

                  • Michael Edwards

                    Don't wear a hat
                    never worn a hat
                    my hair is thick
                    I've quite a thatch.

                    At least I'm not bald - can't understand why some men with a full head of hair shave it all off. Anyway I digress - great fun poem WBL

                    • WriteBeLight

                      Hats are a necessary thing for the weather, but wear one too long and one's hair gets pretty matted. But some people look marvelous! I bet you would, Michael 🙂

                    • BRIAN & ANGELA

                      Thanks for sharing HONEY ! Like you I wear many hats in the week ~ some invisible (like my "Hat of Odes") others have to be visible for H & S reasons ! like my Crash Helmet ~ My Hard Hat (when i'm on a Building Site or in the Mountains ! } and My Chefs Hat (if I'm in the College Kitchen !) Today your hat definitely had a "P" on it and not a "D" ~ Hugs BRIAN

                      • WriteBeLight

                        Ha Ha! Thanks Brian. I can imagine all of your hats. You are one busy person!

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