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Aunty Mae


This is written for Sidey’s Theme this week: LINK DOESN’T WORK.

Aunty Mae


I spent a day (or two)

With Aunty Mae (and you);

Eccentric old bat

Who wore a hat

(which often took flight)

Every single day

(and also at night).

She made her hats

Out of this and that,

Odds and ends,

And used to mend

And do alterations too.

Bits and pieces

Of spastic plastic,

Buttons and bows

And lots of ‘who knows?’,

Rainbow colours with

Bits and bobs, drops and globs.

She’d sit for hours, days,

Weeks and years

Concocting bizarre creations,

And the weirdest conceptions,

But beautiful too, in a way,

Ensuring we’d never forget

Our sweet Aunty Mae.


©Denise G Allen, 06 July 2013 08:39

Author: adeeyoyo

I am a middle-aged South African woman, living in Johannesburg. I began writing poetry towards the end of May 2010. I love animals – sometimes more than people! I am back after a break. Thanks for still being here, if you are! Missed you! xxx

20 thoughts on “Aunty Mae

  1. Delightful portrait of simple eccentricity – well done.


  2. I nice characterisation.


  3. I love Aunty Mae… wonderful words.. can picture her ..


  4. Oh Denise, you brought a delightful Auntie Mae to life … and a smile to my lips. Thank you.
    blessings ~ maxi


  5. Nice to meet Aunty Mae.. beautiful poem 🙂


  6. Lovely nostalgic poem, adee. I think every family has someone who really leaves an impression on us. I also had a batty aunt who I loved dearly. 🙂


  7. This is wonderful, Denise. I wish I could produce rhyme as you can.
    thank God for people like Aunty mae. Such individuals!


    • John, I don’t know where they come from. I wasn’t going to write today, but I had the idea of hats – Easter bonnet type – on my brain and hey presto… lol.


  8. ha she sounds like a cool character…finding beauty and creation in the odds and ends….bet that would be fun to watch…smiles.


  9. Lovely ode to an eccentric aunt, Adee.


  10. She obviously has a rainbow inside her head. Love it


  11. Yip, Sidey, a rainbow imagination… thanks so much. 🙂


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