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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

  • Freshman - 802 Points Susette Varga (1/16/2018 3:41:00 AM)

    Hhahahah loving this and purple is my favourite colour and i think i shall join you! very very good x (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Trevor Davey (1/10/2018 3:54:00 PM)

    Too old to care and to old to worry,
    Seems to fit well (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 403 Points Adriana Avila (12/29/2017 10:12:00 AM)

    sometimes you just want to say the hell with all, especially at an older age :) (Report) Reply

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Poems About Warning

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  3. 3. Without Warning , Sappho
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  5. 5. Warning , Shel Silverstein
  6. 6. Warning To Children , Robert Graves
  7. 7. A Warning: To Aurelius , Gaius Valerius Catullus
  8. 8. A Warning To Dissidents , Leo Yankevich
  9. 9. But Listen, I Am Warning You , Anna Akhmatova
  10. 10. The Warning , Robert Creeley
  11. 11. Warning , Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  12. 12. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' .. , Dónall Dempsey
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  14. 14. Warning , Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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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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  24. 24. A Fair Warning , Clarence Michael James Stani ..
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  27. 27. A Warning About Bebabs , Bruce Larkin
  28. 28. Reply To The Indian Warning , Edgardo Tugade
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  32. 32. A Warning To Ladies , Clarence Michael James Stani ..
  33. 33. Warning , Sydney Thompson Dobell
  34. 34. Warning To The Mighty , Adelaide Crapsey
  35. 35. The Warning. , Adelaide Crapsey
  36. 36. A Warning , Ambrose Bierce
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  39. 39. Super Bugs ........ [department Of Heal.. , Bri Edwards
  40. 40. Global Warning , Tom Billsborough
  41. 41. 'Warning' , HELEN.J WILLIAMS
  42. 42. The Warning , Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  43. 43. A Warning , Not Long Left
  44. 44. Early Warning , Hasmukh Amathalal
  45. 45. Time's Warning , Floyd Zimmerman
  46. 46. Warning Bells , Lucille van OnselenZunckel
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