A classic poem revised to suit my current mood

September 26th, 2011

When I am an old woman I shall say, “Purple?
And a red hat that doesn’t go, and doesn’t suit me?”
And I shall say, “Screw that!”
And get a poison ring instead
And a sword cane like the Kray Brothers carried.


2 Responses to “A classic poem revised to suit my current mood”

  1. Ajay on September 27, 2011 9:13 am

    I’ve always revised this in my mind as “…I shall wear Carhartt…”

    (Instead of Krappy Kmart denim that disintegrates in the mere presence of dirt).

    I bet there’s a blogosphere’s worth of actions and reactions undertaken on the basis of this poem. Yours made my day!

  2. Shulamuth on October 5, 2011 10:03 pm

    Took me a while to get here, but yes, I agree, made my day.

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