-cheveux indisciplines- … and other poems in response to the last Wednesday Writing Prompt

Aging can be fun! Here are some wonderful poems, including 2 by me. Thanks, Jamie, for reminding us we’re not only getting older but we’re getting, um, well, you know! 😀 ❤

Jamie Dedes' THE POET BY DAY Webzine


When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn’t go, and doesn’t suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
And satin sandals, and say we’ve no money for butter.
I shall sit down on the pavement when I’m tired
And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
And run my stick along the public railings
And make up for the sobriety of my youth.
I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
And pick flowers in other people’s gardens
And learn to spit.

You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat
And eat three pounds of sausages at a go
Or only bread and pickle for a week
And hoard pens and pencils and beermats and things in boxes.

But now we must have clothes that keep us dry
And pay…

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