Writing

40-Years-Young

Below is a poetic form called  Golden Shovel. I’ve experimented with this form before and really like it.

The following is a poem I wrote for my mother. She loves the poem, Warning, more commonly referred to as When I’m an old woman, I shall wear purple.

The line I’m using is, you guessed it, When I’m an old woman, I shall wear purple.

 

threesillyladies

 

40-YEARS-YOUNG
~ after Jenny Joseph

attitude-not-ageI never imagined WHEN
my 40th birthday came, that I
would play drums on the dashboard; I AM
certain I thought AN
average, middle-aged woman was OLD

But I feel like a young WOMAN
at heart, and I
am convinced I SHALL
always dance in the kitchen doing dishes and WEAR
polka dots the color of PURPLE

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