Oh, y’ve done me well,
me bonnie blue plaid wellies,


always keepin’ me from sinkin’ deep
in bogs squishy, black, an’ smelly.



I’ve enjoyed our strolls across lush fairy glens,

twistin’ up trails o’ sweet smellin’ heather,




holdin’ up stones,

an’ sloshin’ thru fens

in all kinds o’ Scottish weather.






An’ do ye remember the eye-catchin’ field?

The one bursting with neck-high bracken?






Aye, how ye strode an’ ironed it flat

to the spring to refill me flacon.




Indeed, ye’ve done me well,
me bonnie blue plaid wellies,


ye’ kept me feet dry an’ warm in me socks,
as we scrambled o’er skeins
o’ golden selkie locks.




An’ ye dinna even fail me the day

ye’ slashed yer sole takin’ a stride

o’re cockles, an’ mussles,

an’ sharp bits o’ rocks,

scramblin’ ahead of the incomin’ tide.




Aye, lo ’tis with a heap o’ sorrow that
I’m distressed by yer sudden demise.

But rest assured, what keeps me goin’
is the hope that y’re feelin’ likewise.






An’ now, alas, I must bid ye, “ADIEU”
with a bit o’pomp and flare.
An’ I hope ye’ll join me in sayin’, “WELCOME!”
to me next bonnie aqua-blue pair.





About Donna Gwinnell Lambo-Weidner

I am an adventure seeking ponderer of the mysteries of the universe, writer of children's books (represented by Stephen Fraser of the Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency), and lover of anything involving armor, archery, or swashbuckling.
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  1. Susanne says:

    I like your Wellie style and those bees promise your feet will be busy!


  2. Lyn says:

    Oh how sad! But I do love your new wellies – so pretty 😀 ❤


  3. That is so cute. Thanks for sharing the poem and all the pictures.


  4. I am LOATHE to give up clothes I love (just ask the jeans I’ve patched to death just so I can keep them on my body.) But an ode! And only as I read your rhyming scheme did I realize all these years I’ve mispronounced flacon. 🙂


  5. victoria eller says:

    How did I miss this? When did you write this?


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