Hair Today

Hair Today

A Poem by AJNJ
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How sweet strains sour

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Love is hair today

 gone tomorrow

It was copious once

Springing in youth

threaded with daisies

and orange blossoms

Unknown, the sparseness

of seasons that lay ahead

or the lice of indifference

that nibble away its roots

Sweat and toil just

burnished it some more

as two heads met in

fragrant, flowing places

And beauty was beheld

even in tousled disarray

Till the disquieting days

of grey swept in

ruffling sleek certainty

with slovenly doubt

Faith’s tresses clipped

Replaced by the fear of fall

The buoyance fell flat and

we assumed colors

from black to burgundy

But the colors leached out

The ‘perms’ never lasted

And bleached hope never

revived in steamy salons

Wispy and worn we were

left thumbing for passion

in 50 shades of grey


© 2020 AJNJ


Author's Note

AJNJ
Not applicable to all ;)

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Will take all the grey hair I can get; beats baldness.
Very clever word-play.
Fun read!

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

AJNJ

1 Month Ago

Thanks a lot for the appreciation sir!

I like the way this flows, like my own locks they did once flow.. the time of hair peace and all that jazz... I still have all mine, although now very much a silver back, hair to stay, at least for a while :)

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

AJNJ

4 Months Ago

I personally feel silver looks fantastic on men and if one has a good crop still, then nothing like.. read more
Awesome! I love this piece...not only cleverly thought through and out but speaks volumes about the demise and vibrancy - excellent :)

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

AJNJ

4 Months Ago

Thanks a lot for such an encouraging review Ms. Ruth. Means a lot.
Did somebody say Hare today? My hair never grew back fully after it was all shaved off in the Air Force LOL consequently so did my first true love after the air force perhaps I should now call it the Hair Force now LOL I don't mind so much about the hair but I am quite sure I never loved like that again. What a very clever analogy Mr Peston this did give the Bunny a chuckle:)

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Pennywriter

4 Months Ago

Sir.How was your experience in the Hair Force?
Robert Trakofler

4 Months Ago

I had many very close shaves but somehow I emerged
AJNJ

4 Months Ago

Thank you kind sir Bunny :) Sharing chuckles with you and my friend here, is a great joy. I hope yo.. read more
Love and hair, easy come easy go in some cases. I appreciated the humour in this piece and smiled when I remembered my own dear husband's thick black hair when we first met. Luscious, with a slight curl. The love lasted, alas the hair didn't. Beth our granddaughter who lives with us often teases him about being follicly challenged. He takes it very well. Says to her that his once thick hair just waved goodbye to him one day. Once in his fifties the greying started, then the thinning. It must be difficult for men, women don't experience the loss of hair in the same way although the loss of colour is inevitable. Your use of descriptive language in this piece is superb. A light hearted read, although maybe for some men who suffer, maybe some wishful thinking. Yes, maybe some returning to days of former glory.

Chris

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

AJNJ

4 Months Ago

I wonder how it will be for me...I had hairloss once after a bout of an illness and it was extremel.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

4 Months Ago

I had hair loss too going through chemo. It was more difficult anticipating it happening than when i.. read more
AJNJ

4 Months Ago

I really find such strength and an unshakaeable faith and love in your words, Ms. Chris. And I so ad.. read more
Being a man full of vanity, I love this poem. A true lesson of humility.

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

AJNJ

4 Months Ago

Thank you very much sir.
Some good imagery in this one ("lice of indifference"). A somber comment on the vagaries of love. Would you settle for 10 shades?

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

AJNJ

4 Months Ago

Not sure if I can answer that one correctly. Perhaps, yes, if they're pleasing enough. Thank you so .. read more
Great poem Pestonjee. Need I say more.... ;)
Keep writing with not a care about anything else. Just do what you love.
I'll be there.

Posted 4 Months Ago


AJNJ

4 Months Ago

Thanks for being here Ms. Kat. It means so much.
Dhara_Ditzy Kat

4 Months Ago

You're most welcome Pesty :)
well written with great humor
In our case, the relationship has lasted in spite of the hair which didn't
You are doing some very good pieces
Too bad they tend to slip out of memory (especially my memory along with the hair)
Should be some way to have them all, at the same time, blasted up on some screen so the real good ones don't fade away

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

AJNJ

4 Months Ago

As I said in my author's not this doesn't apply to everyone, my friend. I compliment you on the grea.. read more

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