Hair Today

It swirls around and wraps my head

It should go this way – but goes that way instead

The colour, it seems, is all black and white

The shade of my youth has given up her fight

So simple to keep and so simple to wear

That grow it much longer – I’d rather not dare

Neither a brush nor a comb has it seen in a while

It’s that moppy and messy and unkept hair style

That seems to appease me at this stage of the game

Do I dye it or cut it or keep it the same?

So foreign and new this new aged look

Tis this hair of my father for which I mistook

The shiny bald head of yesterday is gone

A full head of hair will perhaps arrive anon!

No scarf, no wig, no hat – no not for me

For this head of hair of today simply begs to be free!

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About inmycorner

This blog began as an opportunity to tell my Dad's stories. I sat with him and the computer and together we told stories. It was a wonderful way to get to know Dad. He was 9. He and Mom had a wonderful life together and since she passed away a year and a half before him - Dad was ready to join her. I no longer tell his stories but have found stories of my own. The impetus to resume this blog was the discovery that I had stage 4 ovarian cancer. Since blogging had been so therapeutic for my dad and I to get through our grief, I felt maybe this would be a good outlet to process my situation. I also hoped it may serve as an outreach to anyone else who is facing this very ominous journey. So far, so good.
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4 Responses to Hair Today

  1. Keep the color! And the freedom! I haven’t used a brush or comb in YEARS! 😉

  2. Gwen K says:

    Think your hair looks fabulous.

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