~ The Age Of Greyness ~

~ The Age Of Greyness ~

A Poem by Carola

Do I want to be grey… Oh no!
I want what I always had.
Hair colour the shade of coffee,
Perhaps then I’ll become more visible.

Notice how older people get no smiles,
Are rarely regarded, and largely overlooked.
By government cost cutting agendas,
In public spaces, and often by families as well.

Society is absorbed by the looks of youth,
By sporty people and athletic agile youngsters.
Older folk ought to wear brighter colours,
To stave off the invisible age of greyness.

Carola Hume  /  July 2017

© 2018 Carola

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You are right Carola. In the USA, the same. Slowly forget the old people. Taking more and more from them. I liked the Native American view on old people. They are the mentors and teachers of the children. You are right. Us older folks need to be showing people. We are still kicking. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry.

Posted 5 Hours Ago

very well. interestingly cummed into such greyness of words. organic, heartfelt, raw & highly sophisticated.

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22 Hours Ago

wow! i'm flattered by your impression of my poem.

20 Hours Ago

even am born to have u goddesses of "impression" flattered. sometimes... good by me so sometimes not.. read more
Ouch. It reads very good, but the message hurts. (Please for give my odd humour) I'd not thought about it much, but think you must be right. If you're like me, there's a rather young person inside who isn't entirely aware of the image in the mirror or the creaky joints.

Posted 11 Months Ago


11 Months Ago

thanks for stopping by to read samuel.
yes in my mind i'm in my 30's, however my body disagre.. read more
thank you for stopping by to read & comment

Posted 1 Year Ago

very very nice. I am transitioning over from blackish to grayish. thanks

Posted 1 Year Ago


11 Months Ago

yes the transitioning is definitely unwelcome, i now have to go the extra bother of hair colouring.<.. read more
Great factual read! The most up to date model seems always more appealing but what about age and wine? The older the vintage the finer the taste eh!

Posted 1 Year Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


11 Months Ago

i totally agree with your reference to wine, kitty, &
thanks for stopping by to read.

11 Months Ago

You are most welcome. Have a lovely week end!

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6 Reviews
Added on September 13, 2017
Last Updated on September 23, 2018
Tags: old age




i'm a retired commercial pilot now in my 70's. my hobbies are feeding wild birds, painting and poetry & writing complaint emails to politicians about their frequently stupid policies and decisions. more..

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