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    Man Who Mourns His Hair

    Man who mourns his hair,
    you are allowed to care
    and grieve.
    Vulnerable to,
    this new you
    you didn't want
    or need.
    Thick and full,
    youth framed your face,
    abundant and
    with shine...
    are you feeling cheated out of
    the ease of those old times?
    Is it hard to say,
    I miss it -
    I miss me -
    who raked his hands
    through a mane
    I now no longer see.
    Who has time for men
    who mourn
    the hair that thins and falls?
    Who has time for men
    to voice
    this certain hurt at all?
    A face exposed
    and altered by
    the cruelty of luck's draw,
    can you trust
    you are enough
    without it anymore?
    Are your features charming,
    does your smile still seem the same?
    When introduced,
    do people play a new age guessing game?
    Do you people think you're funny now,
    where you once possessed an edge?
    Do people think at all
    as much as you about your head?
    A time had been
    your thoughts had never leaned, as they do now,
    to what it means
    to age, change,
    to be seen anew and how...
    Does it seem a cruelty when any mirror you might pass,
    churns up a thousand questions
    that, with hair,
    you never asked?

    Copyright Yafeu-Khamisi Rodway-Brown

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    Interesting subject... favorite line(s): "A time had been
    your thoughts had never leaned, as they do now,
    to what it means
    to age, change,
    to be seen anew and how..."

    Ta ! (short for tarradiddle),
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    who am I but a stitch in time
    what if I were to bare my soul
    would you see me origami

    7-8-2015

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