Everglades Style

Egret Family, photo by homecare119 from Pixabay

Everglades Style

The style-conscious woman of long ago

wore Everglades fashions from head to toe:

egret feathers decorating her stylish hat,

alligator purse and alligator shoes to match.

Her taste in fashion was very fine,

but Everglades wildlife began to decline.

Egrets and alligators faced extinction,

and laws were passed for their protection.

Alligator on a Golf Course, photo by skeeze at pixabay

No longer endangered, these species survive.

Habitat protection allows them to thrive.

With continued protection and conservation,

wildlife will delight future generations.

Reprinted from Hanging Out with Wild Animals II

an environmentally themed book series for readers eight to twelve

Copyrightยฉ 2018 by Cheryl Batavia


    1. Kate, this poem is from my book, Hanging Out with Wild Animals II. I am the author of every poem posted on this blog and on this website. I have published 5 books. You can check out my books by clicking on “Gulf Coast Poet Books” on the menu to the right.

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      1. then I can see why/how you’ve published so many books, so much talent!

        sorry coz you always quote from a ‘book’ I thought you were selecting your favourites … might be a good idea to say “my” publication ๐Ÿ™‚

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    2. Thank you, Kate, for understanding. About two-thirds of the poems on the blog are new. I am trying to get a poem on my blog every day, and sometimes it takes me several days to write a poem, so I use an excerpt from one of my books if I don’t have a new poem. I also post excerpts because I want people to learn about my books, which are available internationally on Amazon and other online retailers.

      Thank you for your support. I have had the website for four years, but I just added the blog, so your advice has been helpful to me. All the best. Cheryl

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      1. maybe just a sentence on the base of each post … many authors advertise this way ๐Ÿ™‚

        that time shows in the beauty … I churn mine out in about twenty minutes and seldom edit them … Always a pleasure ๐Ÿ™‚

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