Treasure Island

C R Clark

(1946 / Arkansas)

Ode to Baldness


Heads that shine are “oh so fine”
And mostly trouble free
No hair to fly when wind is high
They’re always slick and neat

No hairspray or Brylcreem to buy
No brushes or pocket combs
And many ladies, I’ve heard it said,
Are fond of the old chrome dome

That must be why so many these days
Full heads of hair will shave
But, you can’t shave hair that isn’t there
I got mine the natural way

Now, you men of poetic métier
Whose hair has taken leave
Just write a verse if you’d care to link
With the bald headed poets’ league

Copyright C R Clark-3/2/2008

Submitted: Friday, March 07, 2008
Edited: Saturday, March 15, 2008

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  • Eddie Larkin (2/1/2009 12:18:00 AM)

    As a 'follically challenged' man myself I found this a good laugh! Incidently, I shave my head to achieve that shining chrome look... surely THAT is the answer to baldness, instead of buying dubious toupees or living with bald patches! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Loyd C. Taylor, Sr. (12/12/2008 5:25:00 AM)

    Good morning Richard. Hey thought I would visit you and say thanks at the same time for your many reviews of my poems. God bless you merry gentleman! Thank you.

    I could write a few verses on this poem, it was fun and witty, loved it. I wish you the best in all your writing poet friend, Loyd (Report) Reply

  • Thad Wilk (3/9/2008 7:34:00 PM)

    In the 70's n 80's hair was cool, now hair is out and shaved the rule! *10*! !
    Nice one Richard! !
    Friend Thad (Report) Reply

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