4.03.2018

A Case of the Fly-Aways

I wish I could grow
long grey sideburns
like wings
of pigeons
seemingly socialized
living as they do
so close to us
but careful
honing in
will cause angry scattering
I should let my hair go grey
and fly away

Day 3 of National Poetry Month! Sharing on the Tuesday Platform in the Imaginary Garden

18 comments:

  1. Oooh! What a brilliant image.. grey pigeon wing sideburns. I am also tempted to let my hair grow out snow white.. but it still seems too soon.

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    1. I let my hair go natural white when I turned 70, you have a long while to go, Kerry!

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  2. A striking fancy! But I fear there is nowhere to fly away to.

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  3. I was thinking of David Crosby when I read this. Surreal.

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  4. I love how you associate the greying of hair to delicious freedom and abandon at the end, Marian!💜 Beautiful!!

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  5. I love the thought of sideburns like wings of a dove...

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  6. Ignore the angry scattering and love your wings.

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  7. I love the whole idea of pigeon wing sideburns. You could start a trend. Smiles.

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  8. I enjoy birds with the exception of pigeons ... grey sideburns are good.

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  9. I sometimes get the urge for a fly away too. A fun poem, sideburns and all
    :-)

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  10. I noticed you gobbled up all my popcorn, though

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  11. All my silvery white hair seems to be underneath! I can identify with this poem, Marian!

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  12. stunning words - grey sideburns - sends shivers down the spine .... graceful yet plucky elegance to this poem!

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  13. Pigeons are interesting critters.
    But beware, the can turn on you.
    ..

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  14. There are times I don't wish to fly too close to socialize.

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  15. Fly away on the wings of a dove.

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