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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

  • Veteran Poet - 1,558 Points Prabhata Kumar Sahoo (4/20/2017 11:42:00 PM)

    This is an universal problem & the topic nicely presented. (Report) Reply

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  • Silver Star - 3,220 Points Oratile Diratsagae (4/14/2017 11:54:00 PM)

    this is so good. peace (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,879 Points Upendra Upendra (4/5/2017 11:56:00 PM)

    Making up for sobriety of her youth, is bland poetic thought. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Warning

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  5. 5. Warning , Shel Silverstein
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  8. 8. A Warning: To Aurelius , Gaius Valerius Catullus
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  17. 17. Sublime Was The Warning , Thomas Moore
  18. 18. Fore-Warning , Robert William Service
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  20. 20. Warning And Reply , Emily Jane Brontë
  21. 21. Warning , Langston Hughes
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  31. 31. Warning To The Mighty , Adelaide Crapsey
  32. 32. The Warning. , Adelaide Crapsey
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  42. 42. Early Warning , Hasmukh Amathalal
  43. 43. The Warning , Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  44. 44. Time's Warning , Floyd Zimmerman
  45. 45. There comes a warning like a spy , Emily Dickinson
  46. 46. Warning Bells , Lucille van OnselenZunckel
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