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Fighting The Age Battle

Although I vowed it wouldn’t happen,
Age is creeping up on me.
All my friends are now great-grandmas.
I don’t know how that can be.

My beautician and I decided 
To stop coloring my hair.
We had both of us forgotten
What shade was hiding under there.

Imagine her excitement 
And indeed my great dismay
That what ever hue had been there
Had completely gone away.  

Now my friends are sympathetic.
They think I must have had a fright,
And it was so terrifying
It turned my hair white over night.

Written 3/27/13

Copyright © Joyce Johnson

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  1. Date: 4/12/2013 7:40:00 PM
    Congratulations Joyce..Donna

  1. Date: 4/9/2013 6:02:00 PM
    congrats Joyce....Seren

  1. Date: 4/8/2013 2:52:00 PM
    Joyce this is a great poem. Congrats on your win. Rick

  1. Date: 4/8/2013 3:21:00 AM
    Funny stuff Joyce!...Reminds me of the old joke...'She's not really going gray, just pre-maturely pink'...Congratulations - Tim

  1. Date: 4/7/2013 6:36:00 PM
    Congrats Joyce on your winning poetry, enjoyed xxx

  1. Date: 4/7/2013 6:26:00 PM
    Joyce, you did well in Susan's "AGING" contest. Congratulations:-) take care~LINDA

  1. Date: 4/7/2013 1:12:00 PM
    So funny yet scary at the same time. My greys multiply daily. Great read

  1. Date: 4/5/2013 7:33:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win, dear Joyce! This is a very pleasant poem to show that aging people like us never really get old: we have lots of smiles and hearty laughs and humour for any painful attack from the enemy; and we've seen and overwhelmed much heavier deceptions than just aging! We are survivors; and not the weakest ones! Thanks for sharing! Love, Hanitra

  1. Date: 4/3/2013 1:13:00 PM
    hahaha. Nice one, Joyce. The years have been none too kind to me as well. No mind. I'm not that much bothered about my looks. I miss my good eyesight and energy. Well done, Joyce. :)

  1. Date: 3/28/2013 11:16:00 PM
    A mighty fine poem and it made me laugh too! Best wishes in the contest,Deb

  1. Date: 3/28/2013 11:16:00 PM
    hahaha. this is a good one, Joyce!!

  1. Date: 3/28/2013 8:01:00 PM
    This is just adorable Joyce ...loved it. Donna

  1. Date: 3/28/2013 4:50:00 PM
    Thanks for bringing me a smile with this poem. Thanks for the comments for "Off the Bench" too.