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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

  • Bronze Star - 2,152 Points Michael Hopkins (7/1/2017 4:23:00 AM)

    Indicates a conformer who is looking to be a born again non conformer. Nice poem. (Report) Reply

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  • Bronze Star - 2,472 Points Saravanan Sivasubramanian (6/14/2017 4:11:00 AM)

    she is forcasting her future by imaginary lines (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 44,210 Points Anil Kumar Panda (6/13/2017 7:44:00 AM)

    Very nice poem. Loved it. (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 To Children , Robert Graves
  6. 6. A Warning: To Aurelius , Gaius Valerius Catullus
  7. 7. A Warning To Dissidents , Leo Yankevich
  8. 8. Warning , Shel Silverstein
  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
  13. 13. My Soul Sacrifice (For A Child) ***wa.. , Lee Degnan
  14. 14. Warning , Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  15. 15. The Time Of Shoddy (Warning Warning Wa.. , Udiah (witness to Yah)
  16. 16. Sublime Was The Warning , Thomas Moore
  17. 17. Fore-Warning , Robert William Service
  18. 18. Lochiel's Warning , Thomas Campbell
  19. 19. Warning And Reply , Emily Jane Brontë
  20. 20. The Surgeon's Warning , Robert Southey
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  23. 23. Warning , Langston Hughes
  24. 24. Little Ballads Of Timely Warning; Ii: , Ellis Parker Butler
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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. Futile Warning , malini kadir
  30. 30. A Warning To Ladies , Clarence Michael James Stani ..
  31. 31. Warning , Sydney Thompson Dobell
  32. 32. Warning To The Mighty , Adelaide Crapsey
  33. 33. The Warning. , Adelaide Crapsey
  34. 34. Warning , George William Russell
  35. 35. A Warning , Ambrose Bierce
  36. 36. Warning! , Geetha Jayakumar
  37. 37. Warning , Frederick William (FW) Harvey
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  40. 40. Global Warning , Tom Billsborough
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  43. 43. Early Warning , Hasmukh Amathalal
  44. 44. The Warning , Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  45. 45. A Warning , Not Long Left
  46. 46. Time's Warning , Floyd Zimmerman
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