A Strand of Hair

A Strand of Hair

A Poem by emipoemi

A strand of hair grows ev’ry day

To join the others on your head.

So shall it grow, and slowly grey

Until the time you chance be dead.

 

These strands of hair thus represent

How many days that you are old.

And all of them remain content

Until the truth would dare unfold.

 

For cutting them does nothing to

The aging process they go through.

Though white and dead on top of you

(To warn you death would soon ensue),

 

And though obscured, strands still would sprout,

And only when the last is white

Shall you see all the lights go out

And whisper to the wind: Good night.


-EDP


© 2017 emipoemi



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If greying hair be the sign of our up coming demise my 80 year old mother and I shall live forever as we have very few between us, hurraaaaaaaaaaaaaah.
Another clever, well written piece Emi....

Posted 6 Months Ago


emipoemi

6 Months Ago

Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it!
Your poetry is absolutely amazing. :)

Posted 6 Months Ago


emipoemi

6 Months Ago

Thank you so much. I'm glad you enjoyed it.
Another very good poem. I don't understand how I have not read anything of yours before but i'll keep a close eye on you. :) Awesome work.

Posted 6 Months Ago


emipoemi

6 Months Ago

Thank you very much.....I've actually been on the scene for some time....but striving my heart out t.. read more
Nicely done indeed! Great rhythm. Rhyme but never contrived rhyme with sub-optimal wording.

If you would like to know about another strand of hair, I invite you to go to www.cashcrisis.net. Go to the discography tab and select 'This time next year' and you'll see a song called 'A single strand of hair'. Click to listen. A very different perspective!

Posted 6 Months Ago


emipoemi

6 Months Ago

Cool, I'll check that out. Thanks for your comments, I'm glad you enjoyed the poem.
Interesting concept of something that occurs so naturally. I can sense traces of dark humor in this, most likely from the pleasantness of the soft and light rhyming scheme coupled with the idea of impending death. Excellent job!

Posted 6 Months Ago


emipoemi

6 Months Ago

Thank you. Glad you enjoyed it
This is beautiful. Though quite simple in its vocabulary and construction, the poem is quite strong in its message. The lulling meter and rhyme throughout give it the feel of a children's poem, which (being that the topic is death) is quite unique. I also like how you structured the ideas, with the last line of each stanza mentioning death, and the final line being the strongest. Great work!

- William Liston

Posted 6 Months Ago


emipoemi

6 Months Ago

That's an interesting way to look at it (you're the first to say so). I make it a habit with all my .. read more

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Toronto, Canada



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