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Coat of arms
Coated tongue
protects against more than rain

Winter coat
Hand me down coat
coat of many colors
Appalachian poverty
turned into a Christmas Special
entertainment for the masses

Old coat
torn coat
Coat stuffed with newspapers
protection against the cold
on a New York sidewalk

No coat
Coated tongue
no medicine
no bed


This is just a rambling stream of consciousness poem that I hope reminds you to think about coats. Think about how blessed you are to have a coat and about everyone who is cold and without a coat this winter. I hope you will donate coats, scarves, gloves, socks, and other warm clothing to your local homeless shelter. Or you can join the #scrapgan movement and make scarves, blankets, etc. and give them out to people who need them. 


Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday and Just Jot It January is: “coat.” Use it any way you’d like. Have fun!

12 thoughts on “Coat Conscious

  • Dan

    I don’t mean to be negative (and you can delete this if you like) but the email pop-up makes it almost impossible to read your posts on my phone. I’m already subscribed but I can’t ever seem to get it to go away, or I accidentally click on an ad. I often leave without reading ;(

    • Eclectic Evelyn

      Thank for the feed back. I am glad you told me. If you are having problems others probably are too.

  • I

    Nice poem about coats

  • Sara Zielinski

    This is a wonderful selection of coats, I like them a lot.

  • Wanda Tracey

    These are beautiful coats.It would be hard to pic k just one color!! 🙂

  • Becky Richardson

    I really love this Evelyn. Thanks for sharing.

  • Stealo

    Very deep and sharp minded

  • Sandy Weinstein

    i like the poem. the picture reminds me of times when i have gone into good will or other donation places, where i see lots of coats just hanging for someone to buy. these are the donations that people donate to raise money.

  • Sara

    Theses coats are awesome I love them wish had money to buy one

  • Judy Calloway

    Love the coats ! Nice review/poem!

  • Sherry Compton

    We often don’t think about how important coats are. Today I know I will. It’s cold, and I thankful to have all kinds of coats. While I like a lighter weight, my daughter is always cold and bundles up in a thick coat and scarf. Thanks for the reminder on donating. We like to …pass it on.

  • Sarah L

    Thanks for the poem. Made me think about old coats in my closet that could be better used by someone.


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