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When I am an Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple by cdwork

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When I am an Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple by 

I love this it makes me laugh- Calligraphy and design by me. Superb poem by Jenny Joseph. Enjoy
I don’t think I’m old — but I do love purple

When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat that doesn’t go and doesn’t suit me
And I shall spend my pension on 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 sticks along 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 peoples gardens
And learn to spit………..
But maybe I ought to practice a little now
So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised
When suddenly I’m old and start to wear purple


  • abefleur
    abefleurabout 7 years ago

    love this poem and brilliant work you have done with it.

  • David Meacham
    David Meachamabout 7 years ago

    Jenny Joseph – brilliant and I’m sure she’d appreciate the fact that you like her poem enough to add it to the bubble

  • budrfli
    budrfliabout 7 years ago

    ahhh…you captured it with just the right whimsy!

  • DawsonImages
    DawsonImagesabout 7 years ago

    Very nice!

  • Adela Hriscu
    Adela Hriscuabout 7 years ago

    :) Cool, funny:)

  • Wendy  Slee
    Wendy Sleeabout 7 years ago

    I love it!
    (I wear purple….whoops….now you all know!)

  • shall
    shallabout 7 years ago

    lol I Shall too!!!!

  • mawaho
    mawahoabout 7 years ago

    LOL I am old and love purple!

  • midzing
    midzingabout 7 years ago

    love it,,, well done

  • jesika
    jesikaabout 7 years ago

    I love this poem.
    Take it seriously, and you are doomed.
    See the fun and live your senior years to the full.
    Become totally ditzy and blame your bus pass.
    Take up photography to the dismay of all around who have to listen to you twitter about the shot that got away, and blame your bus pass.
    Decide you are improving with age, like a fine wine, and THANK your bus pass.

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