Warning

When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
And satin sandals, and say we've no money for butter.

by Jenny Joseph Click to read full poem

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Great poeeeem it was very interesting due to subversion is sterytypes
I’ve already fallen in love with this poem.....this is why i don’t want to grow old
I just bought purple glasses, they look great and my friends can't believe it! I'm 75 what do I care!
I'm there! However people just think I'm being anti social, and vere themselves away! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! especially when I practice my new spitting technices
Love this poem & it always put a smile on my face. I hope to follow the poem into my old age (not long to go)
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A great humorous poem.Enjoyed reading it.
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Add a comment.A beautiful poem
The thing with ageing. Lol. You may not even wear purple after all.
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A wonderful poem. To have any energy to do those things beggars belief. Great humor.
great and great beautiful poem great 10++++++++++++++++++++++++
This is a beatiful " Painting"
But now we must have clothes that keep us dry And pay our rent and not swear in the street And set a good example for the children. We must have friends to dinner and read the papers
I have loved this poem since I was in college (1980?) . I am so happy that it took off and became a society of Red Hat Ladies!
Dear Jenny. A wonderful poem. The words alive and true.
Old is a aging number but mind is evergreen, here i see.
This is a great charming poem about life habits and looking forward to being old and all the benefits of it. Very optimistic and charming. Why hasn't she been on here in so long? I'd like to hear how things are going being that this was sixteen years ago!