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The Magic Bonnet
by Sherry Gail Heim
Saturday, March 26, 2005
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This is one for the children. Always believe that miracles can happen and that they can happen to you.

Happy Easter Everyone. Thank you for your support and encouragement

The Magic Bonnet


I found an Easter Bonnet

In my attic in a trunk

It was hiding in a corner

Beneath clothes and other junk


This had me quite befuddled

Because it wasnt there before

The attic had been empty

Now there are hats and clothes galore


I placed the bonnet on my head

And much to my surprise

A mirror appeared upon the wall

Right before my very eyes


The wrinkled face was not my own

But she resembled me a bit

I grabbed a dress and slipped it on

Wow! It was a perfect fit


I grabbed some shoes and put them on

They laced up to my knees

Then suddenly upon a chair

She sat pretty as you please


I grabbed another Easter Dress

It was much smaller than the last

Again it fit me to a T

As another spell was cast


My cherub cheeks were rosy red

And my eyes a sparking blue

I placed a bonnet on my head

Buckled up my second shoe


Suddenly the babe did stand

Beside the lady Id first been

I grabbed another pretty dress

To watch the show begin again


The last dress that was in the trunk

Was a pretty lacy pink


Again it fit me perfectly

I gave a cute approving wink


I grabbed the one last bonnet

It had feathers beads and lace

I tied the bow beneath my chin

And pulled the net across my face


The final pair of shoes I grabbed

Were made of sequined leather

They had a pretty open toe

Made for sunny springtime weather


As the lady moved to join the rest

My own image did appear

A camera was in front of me

And a lantern to my rear


I quickly took a picture

Then a couple more to spare

As I stepped back from the camera

My attic once again was bare


No dresses, shoes or bonnets

No ladies, trunk or chairs

Feeling rather dizzy

I headed for the stairs


And where that dusty trunk once stood

Was a picture framed in gold

It was the one that Id just taken

But it looked so very old


I took it to my mother

And her eyes welled up with tears

The photo of her Great Grandma

Grams and Mother at two years


All our pictures lost in a flood


 Sixty years ago today

And now this photo has come back to us

On this special Easter Day


Sherry Gail Heim

March 26, 2005

Copyright Sherry Gail Heim 2005


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Reviewed by Paul Williams 3/31/2005
What a wonderfully nostalgic poem, love it Sherry, excellent.

Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 3/31/2005
Sherry, I've been out of touch for a while now, but as I read this, I felt a sense of 'been there', and I enjoyed that nostalgic sensation.
This was simply one of those writes where one wants to just keep going on forever and ever. Magic..yes that is what it was. Magically wonderful!
Hope your Spring floods you with new growth!

Reviewed by William Bonilla 3/30/2005

Reviewed by Nordette Adams 3/29/2005
Sherry this was simply darned good. I enjoyed reading it with a smile on my face. Enchanting, delightful, engaging, the poem is all these things. :-D ~~Nordette
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 3/29/2005
super poem Sherry, rhyme very good. G
Reviewed by Joel Raja Kumar J 3/28/2005
Wonderful, Sherry, wonderful. You gave us a vivid picture to see and adore.

Love from India - Joel -
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 3/28/2005
I just can't resist that bonnet... just HAVE to put it on, I can understand why you found it so inviting... just like this write, which is as much for the "big" kids as it might be for the little-eys it seems to me. Enchanting, Sherry and so warm and life-affirming. Seems very real as much as a daydream or paranormal experience. Just delightful... funnily enough, my engagement ring had been lost for a few days recently and just miraculously "turned up" later, in a place that had been walked over many times in the intervening period... nothing stranger than the truth sometimes! Bless you and thank you for this... got to try that hat!! :)) LOL Kate xx
Reviewed by Tracey L. O' Very (Reader) 3/27/2005
Beautiful and inspiring, fun yet spooky to a point.
I believe in things though like that happening as they happen all the time 'round here.
Great poem and very Beautiful
Happy Easter Sherry .(C:)
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 3/27/2005
Delightful presentation, Sherry. Thank you for sharing it. Happy Easter and love and peace to you. Regis
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 3/27/2005
Wonderful magical write.
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 3/27/2005
Oh I love this.
Whatever happened to -wearing your sunday best- As my mother used to make us. My sisters wearing, kinda ribboned straw hats..
Reviewed by Felix Perry 3/27/2005
Lovely and whimsical. Well done Sherry and I will save this to someday read to my grandchildren. Happy Easter.

Reviewed by m j hollingshead 3/27/2005
oh lovely
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 3/27/2005
Picture perfect Sherry!!

Reminded me of playing house with moms clothes!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Barbara Terry 3/26/2005

Awwwwww Sherry, this is so beautiful. It made me cry to know, that one picture survived its toll, of all the years, that cmae to rest in your mother's tears. Sherry, this is a fine write of a ressurection of love, of rememberance, and of beauty. Thnx for sharing Sherry. May the Lord bless you, and be with you always, and at your side constantly. With much love in my heart, joy to the world, peace on earth, (((((HUGGSS))))), and a very Happy Easter, cause He is risen, Barbie

"If I have to...Then I may as well be."

Reviewed by jude forese 3/26/2005
What a delightful ensemble of imagery, emotion and atmosphere! really excellent, Sherry ...
Reviewed by E T Waldron 3/26/2005
Sherry I was stunned when I saw the bonnet! (Talk about

coincidence wow!;-) What a fantastic write this is . It

could be a movie for sure. You have written it to perfection

and I'm in awe of the haunting beauty you captured.Your mind

and imagination worked overtime on this one.;-) Perfection of rhythm and rhyme too! Kudo's!


Reviewed by Michelle Mills 3/26/2005
What a delightful poem this is Sherry! And the photo is so perfect...Blessings, Michelle
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