Ma made me a velvet dress.

Of all the dresses, mine is best.

West of where the Mississippi flows.

Smilin’ perty, my face glows.

It’s black with all those fancy twirls

Made me the envy of the local girls.

When I dance, the full skirt swirls.

I have a pink ribbon in my hair.

Boys push and shove to get in line.

And I watch to see which ones are fair

Some guys are really not worth my time.

Pa says I’ll know which one is best,

By the way he treats all the rest.

I want a beau who can pass this test.


Prompt from Thursday Inspiration 7.  Word prompt: ribbon.  Write poem, flash fiction, or other.

Image from Pixabay.

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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18 Responses to VELVET DRESS

  1. Paula Light says:

    Nice! Thanks for linking 😀

  2. pranabaxom says:

    “And I watch to see which ones are fair”- glad I was not there. this brown boy would not have passed the test😢

  3. “Pa says I’ll know which one is best,
    By the way he treats all the rest.” – Amen! If the guy is only nice to the girl he likes, I’m guessing he’s a manipulator.
    Once a guy I was dating said something rude to his mother that he thought I’d find clever and funny, but I was NOT impressed.
    So I married Marty Aschauer instead. 😉

  4. Loved the line about seeing how he treats the rest. I guess on the fair part I never considered race. I was a bit startled at the conversation about that.

  5. Faye says:

    A post which bring reminders from the past. Thank you.

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