Limerick Ode To Long Gray Hair

Dominique Browning poses an excellent question in her New York Times essay Why Can’t Middle-Aged Women Have Long Hair? Well, I believe they can and should, if they’re so inclined:

Limerick Ode To Long Gray Hair
By Madeleine Begun Kane

I’m writing in praise of long hair.
If you think I’m too old, I don’t care.
And if short is the “norm”
At my age, won’t conform
To such ageist opinions. So there!

UPDATE: Happy Hairstyle Appreciation Day! (April 30th)

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3 Responses to “Limerick Ode To Long Gray Hair”

  1. Madeleine has long wavy hair
    covering clever wit lurking their,
    which easily shows
    when she pertly throws
    out wry rhymes for issues unfair.

  2. scott says:

    Grow your tresses just as you see fit,
    What impresses, is what’s under it.
    For as Shakespeare once said,
    When it comes to the head,
    “Many men have more hair than wit.”

  3. Veralynne says:

    Nothing more lovely than long, graying hair
    Don’t let fashion mavens put us in a snare!
    We can choose what we likey
    Long and loose or short and spikey
    We have a confidence they don’t dare!