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Year of the Wig

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Year of the Wig

(This is a true story from 2001, when I let my
hair grow back to dark, and I fooled a few people
who thought the wig was still my own hair but with 
a different shade of blonde!)

Growing roots meant bad hair each day;
bought a wig to stay blonde at school.
One guy loved my color that way.
Said, "Your hair's never looked so cool!"

For Rick Parise's "A Bad Hair Day" Contest
using Chastushka (Russian form of poetry
with trochaic tetrameter).

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  1. Date: 3/1/2013 6:11:00 AM
    Never heard of this form...So you're naturally dark, huh?

  1. Date: 5/13/2012 4:44:00 AM
    brought a smile, Andrea, love your true stories so human. harry

  1. Date: 1/31/2011 3:14:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win..Sara

  1. Date: 1/28/2011 8:30:00 PM
    I love messing with my hair..sounds like you do to...go girl...congrats. BG

  1. Date: 1/28/2011 12:55:00 PM
    You go gal, I bet you look great no matter what congrad's on this winning verse. Light & Love

  1. Date: 1/28/2011 4:02:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Andrea. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/28/2011 2:57:00 AM
    Congrat's on your big win, Andrea. I don't understand any of these tetrameters etc. Lainie

  1. Date: 1/27/2011 10:22:00 PM
    LOL! Andrea, you will always look cool no matter what color your hair is. You're a sweetheart and a wonderful poetess. Congratulations on your WIN in Rick's "Bad Hair Day" contest. Best wishes, Kory

  1. Date: 1/27/2011 7:48:00 PM
    Wow Andrea. Love it. many congratulations.

  1. Date: 1/27/2011 7:46:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in the contest. RAY

  1. Date: 1/27/2011 6:55:00 PM
    congrats on your win in the contest Andrea

  1. Date: 1/27/2011 6:42:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in the contest...Jimmy

  1. Date: 1/27/2011 6:38:00 PM
    Congratulations on the tenth place win in the contest, Andrea

  1. Date: 1/27/2011 6:32:00 PM
    Yes, I've had this happen. I bought a wig once to wear while hair grew back overa place the doctor snipped out when he took a basal cell carcinoma off my head. I had so many compliments on that wig, but I couldn't stand wearing it. Congratulations on a geat win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 1/27/2011 5:58:00 PM
    Congrats Andrea on your winning poem in the Bad Hair Day contest ... awesome write and win my friend.. enjoy with luv...

  1. Date: 1/27/2011 5:43:00 PM
    Congratulations Andrea on your win in this contest of Rick--I think my entry didn't meet the criteria of trochaic tetrameter---fumbling on stressed/unstressed syllables!--kashinath

  1. Date: 1/27/2011 6:10:00 AM
    Andie, how silly we were with wigs aye? Light & Love

  1. Date: 1/15/2011 10:24:00 PM
    got me snickering here-- you sure seem to so much fun, Andrea sweetie- how cool that you fooled those people ;) & wow I think I have to try this Chastushka soon ;) lemme see a couple more writes of you-- I sure missed a LOT of your wonderful writes! hugs

  1. Date: 1/14/2011 8:18:00 AM
    Chastushka! Wow! Must be Russian. Bad hair - that' s what I have, all two of them. You would look good in anything, dear. Love, Dave

  1. Date: 1/13/2011 3:49:00 PM
    well done....I am not good with the trochaic, choke me meter. lol

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