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My First Grey Hair

Written by Gail DeBole

I dyed it.
The dye did not take.

So I pulled it out.

Then I climbed to the highest building and shoved it off.
It boomeranged when it hit the ground and came back to me.

Then I tried to bury it so deep within the ground that
I only succeeded in tunneling to the other side of the world.
And it was still with me.

I threw it off into the sunset.
The moon's shine threw it back at me.

I folded it umpteen times and paper clipped it to 
Last week's newspaper for recycling.
It was recycled back to me.

I hung it in a facade of suicide.
It slipped through the noose.

I stamped on it.
Beat at it.
Did everything besides forget about it.
And hated it passionately.

And then one day, it had gone.
Of its own will, not mine.
And I could not find it though I searched high and low.
I surveyed the front of my scalp and back
And stared my victory down into the mirror...

A whole head of grey.

Copyright © Gail DeBole

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  1. Date: 6/24/2012 7:34:00 PM
    Great sense of humor.

  1. Date: 4/23/2012 9:24:00 PM
    Superb quality! This poem is a riot! You really outdid yourself here! :) Gwendolen

  1. Date: 4/3/2012 8:35:00 AM
    Gail - This is gray - ttttttt. Kathy

  1. Date: 3/31/2012 9:23:00 PM
    Hi Gail, LOL - This was great! Those grey hairs sure are a pain.

  1. Date: 3/26/2012 1:32:00 PM
    Loved this poem Gail,it left me with a smile. :o) I also would like to thank you for your kind comments on my poetry. :o) Now off to read some more of your fine works! :o)

  1. Date: 3/23/2012 1:48:00 PM
    Grey is beautiful........ :) :) :) :) :) - Have a lovely weekend Gail! - oxox love Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 3/23/2012 11:45:00 AM
    LOL... loved it!

  1. Date: 3/22/2012 11:51:00 PM
    This made me laugh. i started pulling them out in high school - I was 14. I gave up pulling and dyes and everyting else by 40 and just accepted grey. I ahve received more comments on grey than I ever did on brown, so I guess it is 'me'.

  1. Date: 3/22/2012 8:56:00 AM
    hahaha, this is AWESOME and funny. LUv ya, Andrea