Bob Gibson

Rookie (25 April 1946 / Billingham County Durham)

A Touch Of Colour - Poem by Bob Gibson

I was sitting watching the TV, when i heard my youngest say
have you looked in the mirror Dad! by God your getting grey!
your starting to look old Dad 'I was under attack'
I've just put a rinse through my hair, do you fancy going black?

no! thats quite alright son, i wear my grey hair with pride
Then he put his hand upon on my head, that was when i sighed
his hand was sheathed in a rubber glove, it was soaked in dye
so sorry! look what I've done! sorry i have to fly!

I looked into the mirror, horrified was i
he'd covered half my head, in the blackest dye
theres only one thing for it! i had to do the rest
for me moustache and me eyebrows i did a little test

i used the tip of an ear bud and gently stroked each hair
it seemed to take forever, by then i didn't care
next morning my reflection I'd put on such a glow
i shook my head and stated 'i look like a Gigolo'

my workmates weren't so kind! John didn't understand
for him my feelings didn't count, this was the promised land!
the ribbing that he gave me, it was handed on a plate
and everyone we met that day, the story he'd relate

ave yer seen my mate 'the Gigolo' a big smile across his face
what a bloody wally he looks, John has no tact or taste!
well he spun it out as long as he could, forever comes to mind!
Sadly! humiliations cup was all he left behind!


Comments about A Touch Of Colour by Bob Gibson

  • Cynthia Buhain-baello (2/9/2010 12:43:00 AM)


    I like this very much and really enjoyed reading it. You do a wonderful job at wiritng and I hope you write some more! 10++++ (Report) Reply

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  • Fay Slimm (7/5/2009 5:38:00 AM)


    Am still chuckling at this Bob and am I glad I found it! ! ! - - just goes to show we cant hide for long what we really are eh? - - super humour.....10 + ++ Fay (Report) Reply

  • (6/28/2009 6:13:00 AM)


    Bob my friend, I really enjoyed this...really made me smile whilst reading this wonderful humorous piece......but don't see as getting old my friend...see it as one step closer to heaven.....no silver there....only gold...just like this poem...GOLDEN....10++++ (Report) Reply

  • David Threadgold (10/14/2008 10:42:00 AM)


    Hi Bob. Great laugh but hopefuly not at your expense? or was it a true story? ? ? . anyway a good read. thanks for that Regards Dave T. (Report) Reply

  • (9/24/2008 12:22:00 AM)


    Perhaps your buddy john wouldn't have any hair to dye on! Here in our locality there is a common saying meaning 'jealousy and baldness find no cure'...good humorous poem, Bob...I admire the poetic wit in you...10 (Report) Reply

  • Sarwar Chowdhury (7/27/2008 2:42:00 PM)


    ..thoughtfull expressions...10 has been clicked. (Report) Reply

  • (6/22/2008 10:07:00 AM)


    This one made me smile, the rigours of aging. I went to work one Monday morning with green hair, did this surprise my collegues! ! Bob (Report) Reply

  • (6/18/2008 1:34:00 PM)


    Oh my goodness.. I just loved this.. a little humour mixed with the realities of aging..HAHA I actually read it 3 times.. Amazing rhymes Cudo's! ! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 3, 2008

Poem Edited: Wednesday, June 18, 2008


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