Jenny Joseph

(1932 / Birmingham)

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
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Comments about Warning by Jenny Joseph

  • (11/8/2018 12:32:00 PM)

    I have always absolutely adored this poem (Report) Reply

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  • (11/3/2018 12:27:00 PM)

    My wife’s favorite poem. She died at age 91; didn’t wear purple except metaphorically. She was a purple person! (Report) Reply

  • (10/5/2018 12:41:00 PM)

    Ive been doing this for years! Well wearing unsuitable clothas and spitting anyway. (Report) Reply

  • (9/17/2018 1:45:00 AM)

    Thoughtful and mindful. Make one think of values. (Report) Reply

  • (8/31/2018 6:54:00 PM)

    Loved your work! ! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • (8/23/2018 4:45:00 AM)

    Looking for a doll of old woman in red hat (Report) Reply

  • Petals Azureblue (8/13/2018 11:02:00 PM)

    The freedom of being old yesss (Report) Reply

  • (6/28/2018 4:55:00 AM)

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  • (6/23/2018 2:39:00 AM)

    I used this poem as part of a sensitivity training class for our in-home care providers while working for the Medicare Alzheimers Disease Demonstration (a federal research project) in the early 1990's. Each time i presented it, there was not a dry eye in the house. VERY POWERFUL! ! By the way, i wear all the purple i can get my hands on, and create as much havoc a possible. ENJOY LIFE! ! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • (6/22/2018 5:36:00 AM)

    Love it! Just what I needed to read after dealing with some jobsworth who cant help you due to the data protection act I am having a brick wall day. I think I will go out and sit on the pavement, (Report) Reply

  • (6/22/2018 12:45:00 AM)

    umm...what picture of old age does the poem create? (Report) Reply

  • (6/15/2018 1:33:00 PM)

    Love the poem, can't wait to grow old! (Report) Reply

  • (6/12/2018 2:03:00 PM)

    This is exactly how I want to behave over the next few years, growing old disgracefuly (Report) Reply

    (7/9/2018 9:26:00 PM)

    LOL me too!

  • (6/12/2018 2:48:00 AM)

    what a cute poem! (Report) Reply

  • (6/11/2018 4:55:00 AM)

    Would it be a bad idea to send this fantastically memorable piece to a lady friend in her mid-60's? (Report) Reply

    (6/15/2018 7:34:00 PM)

    Not at all...I am 68 and it would only make me laugh and declare that is how I wish to grow old!

  • (6/8/2018 11:19:00 AM)

    I read this poem early enough in my life to ensure I ended up as a recycled teenager. A truly inspiring poem. (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (6/7/2018 10:59:00 PM)

    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.............touching expression Beautiful poem. Humorous expression motivates mind. This is definitely an excellent work...10
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  • Mahtab Bangalee (6/7/2018 2:49:00 AM)

    a disguise -

    So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised
    When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple.
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  • Britte Ninad (6/7/2018 1:18:00 AM)

    Time grasps everyone with friends of joy or sorrow
    this is law of nature
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  • (6/6/2018 8:46:00 PM)

    Just turning 69, didn't know this poem existed. Have BeeN Weaaaaring PURPLE for A LONG Time NOW.
    So, Is Purple a Warning Color to Others? = WATCH OUT, Here SHE COMES! ! ? ?
    Or Here, They Come, The Red Hatters...?
    (Report) Reply

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