A Little Off the Top

In my continuing effort to have minimal angst in my poetry (at least for a little while), I will tempt the fates and address an issue that often causes a dismal amount of angst for many… Z~


Sandy went looking through magazines

For a glamorous new style for her mane.

She found one or two

crazy cuts to eschew.

She was so tired of feeling Plain Jane.


 She could have taken a page from Dear Lizzi,

Not carrot, or auburn, or brick.

She went all bright cherry

cuz she tends to be daring,

due to a bit of fun-loving Old Nick!


Once jet black, feral and unruly,

Lydia’s hair was now long and grey.

It grew back after chemo

straight, grey and quite primo

It’s the best thing she got from C- A.


WJ’s hair stayed silky and long

like the heart of her core that beat wild.

She let it fly with the air,

Like she hadn’t a care

In her heart she was Zephyr’s love child.


Mike unconstrained, shaved his head.

Patterned baldness frustrated attempts

for exuberant locks-

Now he’d be the Grey Fox,

changed from youth when he’d been so unkempt.


Then there was poor little Skip

who awoke  just wanting a trim

He said to the groomer

“I will be in ill-humor

If too much comes off, I’ll be grim!”


Uh, yeah, Skip is pretty grim.

If Yoda had a puppy.

If Yoda had a puppy.


28 comments on “A Little Off the Top

  1. Love it, every verse! And poor little Skip, he will probably be up all night plotting against you for this heinous crime! This WJ girl, you’ve got her nailed, sounds like she frequents the same salon as Lydia! 🙂


  2. lrconsiderer says:

    I recognised a few barnets in there, in this your new poem of hair 😀 Awesomely fun and so lovely – well done.


  3. Bastet says:

    This poem made me smile … great fun!


  4. Sufferers are not averse to showing their lack of locks these days, which can help morale of others.


  5. Fida says:

    That is such a cute puppy!


  6. Loved each and every word you wrote here. Wish all Chemo patients were as lucky as Lydia.


  7. Sarah says:

    DId Sandy dye her hair red? I want to see that! And yours was once black and unruly, huh?


    • zoebyrd says:

      oh wow! I didnt read it that way!!!! My friend sandy at work! ANd Lizzi went cherri red!!!!! Yeah I was a frizz head. in a big way!!!! Chemo does wonders for your hair but I wouldnt recommend it!


  8. Christine says:

    This is adorable! I’d say you’re keeping the angst at bay quite well. I need to try that.


  9. Tamara Woods says:

    That was a fun read! Thanks for linking up Zoe. I’ve been thinking about dyeing my hair, but I’m not sure of what color.


  10. Cindy says:

    Cute limmericky poems! 🙂


  11. LauraALord says:

    Ah this was so much fun! Poor skip. I suppose we’ve all had bad hair days…


  12. dyannedillon says:

    I was glad I dodged the chemo bullet, because I was afraid my hair would come back even worse than it already is.

    Poor Skip. He has no choice on matters of hairstyle.


  13. Lita/Leslye says:

    Delightful! Brought a smile to my face. 🙂



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