~ 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


© 2017 Carola



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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 1 Month Ago


Carola

1 Month 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 2 Months Ago


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

Posted 2 Months Ago


Carola

1 Month Ago

yes the transitioning is definitely unwelcome, i now have to go the extra bother of hair colouring.<.. read more
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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 2 Months Ago


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Carola

1 Month Ago

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

1 Month Ago

You are most welcome. Have a lovely week end!

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Carola
Carola

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i'm a retired commercial pilot now in my 70's. my hobbies are feeding wild birds, painting and poetry. more..

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