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Warning - Poem by Jenny Joseph

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 our rent and not swear in the street
And set a good example for the children.
We must have friends to dinner and read the papers.

But maybe I ought to practice a little now?
So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised
When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple.


Comments about Warning by Jenny Joseph

  • Rookie Laura Maddox (9/18/2016 2:23:00 PM)

    Funny cute and sweet. Delightful. I want to be old like that. (Report) Reply

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  • Silver Star - 4,249 Points Mizzy ........ (9/9/2016 1:07:00 PM)

    A delightful read....Great post! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 50,406 Points Tom Billsborough (7/4/2016 2:30:00 PM)

    Spoken like a true rebel! She certainly gives us Oldies plenty of good ideas! Must plan ahead.
    A very funny and delightful poem!

    Tom Billsborough (Report) Reply

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Poems About Warning

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  3. 3. Without Warning , Sappho
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  5. 5. Warning To Children , Robert Graves
  6. 6. Warning , Shel Silverstein
  7. 7. A Warning To Dissidents , Leo Yankevich
  8. 8. A Warning: To Aurelius , Gaius Valerius Catullus
  9. 9. But Listen, I Am Warning You , Anna Akhmatova
  10. 10. The Warning , Robert Creeley
  11. 11. Warning , Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  12. 12. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' .. , Dónall Dempsey
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  16. 16. Sublime Was The Warning , Thomas Moore
  17. 17. Fore-Warning , Robert William Service
  18. 18. The Surgeon's Warning , Robert Southey
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  44. 44. The Warning , Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  45. 45. A Warning , Not Long Left
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