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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 Judith (12/15/2017 10:14:00 AM)

    Oh, I love it so much. I need to read this every day. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 381 Points Joanna Amiteye (11/29/2017 6:05:00 AM)

    this is quite funny. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,584 Points Sakalabaktula Sairaj (11/16/2017 5:54:00 AM)

    so nice but it was so big and heart torching (Report) Reply

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Poems About Warning

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  2. 2. A Warning To My Readers , Wendell Berry
  3. 3. Without Warning , Sappho
  4. 4. Warning , Shel Silverstein
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  6. 6. Warning To Children , Robert Graves
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  8. 8. A Warning To Dissidents , Leo Yankevich
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  10. 10. Warning , Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  11. 11. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' .. , Dónall Dempsey
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  13. 13. Warning , Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  14. 14. The Warning , Robert Creeley
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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
  19. 19. Lochiel's Warning , Thomas Campbell
  20. 20. Little Ballads Of Timely Warning; Ii: , Ellis Parker Butler
  21. 21. Warning , Langston Hughes
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  26. 26. A Warning About Bebabs , Bruce Larkin
  27. 27. Reply To The Indian Warning , Edgardo Tugade
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  29. 29. Depression: Some Advice..... [a Reminde.. , Bri Edwards
  30. 30. A Warning To Ladies , Clarence Michael James Stani ..
  31. 31. Warning , Sydney Thompson Dobell
  32. 32. A Warning , Ambrose Bierce
  33. 33. Warning! , Geetha Jayakumar
  34. 34. Warning , Frederick William (FW) Harvey
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  36. 36. Super Bugs ........ [department Of Heal.. , Bri Edwards
  37. 37. Global Warning , Tom Billsborough
  38. 38. 'Warning' , HELEN.J WILLIAMS
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  40. 40. A Warning , Not Long Left
  41. 41. Early Warning , Hasmukh Amathalal
  42. 42. Time's Warning , Floyd Zimmerman
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