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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

  • Veteran Poet - 1,377 Points M Sagnik Das (5/24/2017 9:25:00 AM)

    this is so good. peace (Report) Reply

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  • Silver Star - 3,358 Points Oratile Diratsagae (4/14/2017 11:54:00 PM)

    this is so good. peace (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,908 Points Upendra Majhi (4/5/2017 11:56:00 PM)

    Making up for sobriety of her youth, is bland poetic thought. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Warning

  1. 1. Warning , Jenny Joseph
  2. 2. A Warning To My Readers , Wendell Berry
  3. 3. Without Warning , Sappho
  4. 4. Slaughter Of The Innocent (Warning War.. , Udiah (witness to Yah)
  5. 5. Warning To Children , Robert Graves
  6. 6. Warning , Shel Silverstein
  7. 7. A Warning: To Aurelius , Gaius Valerius Catullus
  8. 8. A Warning To Dissidents , Leo Yankevich
  9. 9. But Listen, I Am Warning You , Anna Akhmatova
  10. 10. Warning , Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  11. 11. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' .. , Dónall Dempsey
  12. 12. The Time Of Shoddy (Warning Warning Wa.. , Udiah (witness to Yah)
  13. 13. My Soul Sacrifice (For A Child) ***wa.. , Lee Degnan
  14. 14. Warning , Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  15. 15. The Warning , Robert Creeley
  16. 16. The Surgeon's Warning , Robert Southey
  17. 17. Sublime Was The Warning , Thomas Moore
  18. 18. Fore-Warning , Robert William Service
  19. 19. Lochiel's Warning , Thomas Campbell
  20. 20. Warning And Reply , Emily Jane Brontë
  21. 21. 'Warning My Poem Are' 2/21/09 , Verlecia fields
  22. 22. Warning , Langston Hughes
  23. 23. A Fair Warning , Clarence Michael James Stani ..
  24. 24. Warning , Frederick William (FW) Harvey
  25. 25. Little Ballads Of Timely Warning; Ii: , Ellis Parker Butler
  26. 26. It's In The Water! (Warning Warni.. , Udiah (witness to Yah)
  27. 27. A Warning About Bebabs , Bruce Larkin
  28. 28. Reply To The Indian Warning , Edgardo Tugade
  29. 29. Depression: Some Advice..... [a Reminde.. , Bri Edwards
  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. A Warning , Ambrose Bierce
  35. 35. Warning , George William Russell
  36. 36. Warning! , Geetha Jayakumar
  37. 37. The Warning , Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  38. 38. Haiku.......Space Travel Warning! , Ken e Hall
  39. 39. Super Bugs ........ [department Of Heal.. , Bri Edwards
  40. 40. 'Warning' , HELEN.J WILLIAMS
  41. 41. Little Ballads Of Timely Warning; Iii: , Ellis Parker Butler
  42. 42. Early Warning , Hasmukh Amathalal
  43. 43. A Warning , Not Long Left
  44. 44. Warning Signs , Bonnie Collins
  45. 45. Fool's Gold (Warning Warning Warning W.. , Udiah (witness to Yah)
  46. 46. Time's Warning , Floyd Zimmerman
  47. 47. Warning Bells , Lucille van OnselenZunckel
  48. 48. Futile Warning , malini kadir
  49. 49. Priorities- A Word Of Warning For Charit.. , Not Long Left
  50. 50. Warning , Theodora (Theo) Onken
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