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The Lady
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it must be discussed
we shall not always be  
sweet young things
with glace’ faces
and necks of smooth white marble

our eyes shall not always  
reflect sunlight  
nor shall our tumbling hair
always smell  
river like
wet and teeming with life

how shall we be when this
time leaves us  
and our necks are soft pleasant crepe  
wrinkled into our collars

shall we be crabby old ladies  
shouting at children who dare cross our garden
homey gingerbread women who wear aprons
and sing at church
crotchety old hags  
sneering at shop people
our now bony noses turned to the air

none of these will do
girls such as we  
life dancers  
bare back riders
bright scarves floating on the wind

no
I think darling that  
we have no option but to be eccentric  

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shall we be crabby old ladies  
shouting at children who dare cross our garden
homey gingerbread women who wear aprons
and sing at church
crotchety old hags  
sneering at shop people
our now bony noses turned to the air

Such a great visual
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"I think darling that  
we have no option but to be eccentric"

You're right...I'm already headed in that direction.     
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But but but... you have to be rich to be called eccentric. Poor old ladies can be smiling or crabby but they will always be called "old ladies".. So on with the Red Hats and happy faces, no one likes crabby old ladies..
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I love it!
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Love It.
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Thank you all so much.
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My Dear, I love this so much! What a wonderful tone to growing old. I think that being eccentric is the only way to be! And I think that one of the best compliments my children, grandchildren and great grandchildren could pay me after I'm gone would be "She was very eccentric, you know." Gee, maybe I should write a poem about that!
 
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