Elisabeth Anne Wingle


The Hag - Poem by Elisabeth Anne Wingle

I woke up this morning
Glanced in the mirror
Then without warning
The old hag appears

She looked at me closely
And then rolled her eyes
Sized me up, mostly
And then she just sighs

Used all my make-up, true
Drank most of my tea.
And when she was through
She looked just like me!

Elisabeth Wingle
9-20-15

Topic(s) of this poem: aging, humor

Form: Free Verse


Comments about The Hag by Elisabeth Anne Wingle

  • Bri Edwards (4/27/2017 2:35:00 PM)


    second visit here. i still got a chuckle at the ending! ;) :)

    please don't come to our front door UNTIL you've used up ALL of your make-up!

    we have tea.

    now i'll slap this fun poem into my/our May 2017 showcase for PH poets.

    thanks.
    drop me a line sometime; don't forget the worm.

    bri :) :)
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  • Sathyanarayana M V S (8/12/2016 10:25:00 AM)


    Hahaha! I read your poems. Small and sweet. Simple ideals so neatly presented (Report) Reply

  • Bri Edwards (5/19/2016 6:24:00 PM)


    Cutesy. I go through the same routine each morning! But with coffee.

    To MyPoemList. I might change 2 tiny parts to make 'smoother' rhyming.

    Bri
    :)
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  • Elisabeth Wingle (5/16/2016 1:48:00 PM)


    Thanks Tom, it's nice to meet you. Any friend of Wes's is a friend f mine! I'll look forward to reading you poetry! (Report) Reply

  • (5/16/2016 1:31:00 PM)


    That's the funniest poem of the day and it's late evening here in the UK.
    I think we both appeared in Wes's Doodling. which I found after reading your Doodle.
    And I only gave you a miserable nine. So I'll make up for it with a ten here!
    Your poem deserves it. It's really brightened up the evening. Thanks
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    Elisabeth Wingle Elisabeth Wingle (5/16/2016 1:52:00 PM)

    Tom it is very nice to meet you. Any friend of Wes's is a friend of mine! I look forward to reading your poetry. What part of the U K do you live in?

  • Kim Barney (4/26/2016 8:21:00 AM)


    I had a long comment almost finished and then I don't know what key I accidentally pushed and it all disappeared and I couldn't get it back. I will try again.
    This is a great poem. It made me laugh. I always wonder where that ugly old man in my mirror comes from.
    This is NOT free verse, in spite of what my friend Wes Vogler said. Verses two and three are perfectly rhymed in the pattern ABAB. Verse one is more or less the same, except that the rhyme is not quite perfect. MORNING and WARNING are O.K. together, and there is a partial rhyme with MIRROR and APPEARS. If I could give this a 9.5 I would, but I can't, so I will give it a ten instead.
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    Elisabeth Wingle Elisabeth Wingle (4/26/2016 3:19:00 PM)

    Thanks Kim, I think we found your first comments! I appreciate your support. I have a newer poem called Vim and Vigor, check it out and let me know what you think
    Lisa

  • Kim Barney (4/26/2016 8:12:00 AM)


    Very well done. Made me laugh! I always wonder where that ugly old man in my mirror comes from. This is NOT free verse, in spite of what my friend Wes Vogel said. Verses two and three are perfectly rhymed in the pattern ABAB. Verse one is almost perfect, rhyming MORNING with WARNING, and then a partial rhyme with MIRROR and APPEARS. (Report) Reply

  • (3/2/2016 2:15:00 PM)


    This is a very simple, yet good poem, on one of the transformations in a woman's life.
    A bit of humor is sprinkled within the poem. 😃
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  • (3/2/2016 2:14:00 PM)


    This is a very simple, yet good poem, on one of the transformations in a woman's life.
    A bit of humor is sprinkled within the poem.
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  • Spock The Vegan (1/15/2016 6:02:00 PM)


    But Wes, it's not free verse, it's completely versed and deseves a 10. (Report) Reply

    Elisabeth Wingle Elisabeth Wingle (1/16/2016 7:10:00 AM)

    Thanks for the support, Spock the vegan! I am curious about your name. Is it for Dr Spock the pediatrician or Spock the Vulcan... Live long and prosper!

  • Wes Vogler (1/7/2016 8:22:00 AM)


    Wait a minute. You told me you are a newcomer. You started at least a month before I did. Liar liar pants on fire. (Report) Reply

    Elisabeth Wingle Elisabeth Wingle (1/7/2016 11:43:00 AM)

    I joined in August I assumed that you were an older member because you have so many poems.
    I really enjoy your limericks, you have inspired me to write a few

  • Wes Vogler (1/7/2016 8:20:00 AM)


    Oh-oh I am not a fan of free verse but this caught my fancy. You have a way with words young lady
    I will never give free verse a ten. Lacks discipline
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, September 20, 2015



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