Poet Jenny Joseph declares:

When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn’t go, and doesn’t suit me.

I shall not wear purple. But I will probably do other inappropriate things…


(With apologies to Jenny Joseph)

When I am old, I won’t be wearing purple.
Instead I’ll wear a Chelsea shirt in bed,
And I shall not be good, or not be careful,
And I will let red wine go to my head.
When I am old, I’ll run around at matches
And be completely mad and never care.
And if we win some trophies in the future
I’ll dance about in Chelsea underwear.
And when I’m old, if folk are disapproving
I’ll tell them that my mind has truly gone
Then they will show me care and understanding,
No one will know for sure if it’s put on!
But when I’m old, if I should need a scooter
To scoot along the pavement in the town,
I’ll spot a Gooner, then I’ll smile so sweetly
And oh so accidentally run him down!

© Carol Ann Wood
January 2005

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