Thursday, January 12, 2012

Hair Platoon


Hair Platoon
©1994 by Susan Noyes Anderson


My hair marches across my head.

Left face. Right face. Full speed ahead.

A hair platoon, in disarray,

With soldiers who will not obey.

Some stepping here. Some strutting there.

Some standing straight up in the air

At full attention, as they please.

I’ve had enough, Hair. Stand at ease.

Obey my orders. Call me ‘Sir.’

Dismissed. Fall out!

(Oops.)

As you were.

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35 comments:

Gail said...

Enjoyable...in fact, a prize winner!

Momza said...

So darn cute, Sue! love it!

storybeader said...

Is this called a bad hair day? Cute photo! {:_Deb

anitamombanita said...

Sometimes you crack me up!!! This was hairlarious!!!

jen said...

Not Fall OUT! Are you crazy?

Don't you sometimes wish you were a man and could rock the shaved head?

Or that we lived in the days where hats were cool everywhere?

Me too.

Grandma Honey said...

This is how I've been feeling lately!

Eva Gallant said...

That was truly funny!

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

That is so great...especially since I'm contemplating a "new do"!

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

Hilarious! My hair just doesn't respect me.

Francisca said...

Hehehe... with my curls, no one can tell when I have a bad hair day. :-)

As Sistas in Zion said...

Excellent! We've both got hair that marches to it's own beat and does what ever it wants most of the time. Some times we tackle it to tame it.

Lisalulu said...

CREATIVE, you make great poems, and kids/grandkids too!

Cathy Kennedy said...

Hilarious or as anitamombanita said, hairlarious! What a fun pos, Sue! =D

Karen S. said...

Oh what a great little poem about lovely hair issues, all beating to the sound of a great parade...right! I have to admit even though your hair is standing up on end...you are looking so young in photo today! Very cool! ha ha !

Ames said...

That's cute Sue. I did a post on hair too.~Ames

Anna M said...

Oh my. I love it. Fall out (oops). As you were.

You have a gift, my friend

Leovi said...

A nice and funny poem, morning out of bed I remember it.

Dixie Mom said...

Ha! Hopefully not the fall out part!!!

taylorsoutback said...

So funny and that looks like my own head of hair after trying to type in dozens of contacts on a new cell phone...yikes!

Thanks for the smiles!

Jocelyn Christensen said...

HA HA! wONDERFUL!

Darlene said...

One of my favorites.

karen said...

Just when I think I have a handle on it, it decides to do things a little differently so I'm constantly changing styling tools and product. Loved this poem!

Garden of Egan said...

That was the best!!!!
It sorta lilted off the tongue. Too cute and very descriptive. You've been spying on me haven't you?

Stef said...

This had me giggling. I love it. My Briggy baby has this kind of hair at the moment. Time for a haircut!

jeannette said...

In my teen years it used to be a bad day when I had a hair platoon! But I refuse to have my day ruined by my hair anymore!!

H said...

FALL OUT!!! Noooooo!!

It was wet and windy here yesterday morning and I was on early playground duty. By the time the school day started, my hair looked like I had dragged it through a hedge backwards!

Maggie said...

Fab H post, how witty and clever!
Glad you enjoyed the tour of Hellens Manor, btw I just became your newest follower.

Gattina said...

My hair doesn't stand up it hangs down, lol !

☆☆Mumsy said...

Fantastic poem, Sue..I have many days like this..

Nonna Beach said...

So I snorted as I read this, then laughed a lot...very clever Sue ! LOVE this !!!

VK said...

This was very imaginative. Fits me often.

Judie said...

I have been in the bed for the last two weeks, and have had serious bed-hair! Rod has tried to straighten it out a couple of times because I have looked so goofy! I was able to stand in the shower yesterday and wash it, which made us both happy!!

Brian Miller said...

hahaha...no dont fall out!!! SMILES. This was a fun one sue...

Erika said...

Sue, what a cute take on the letter H. Unfortunately, I think you might have been writing about my hair:)

Jenny said...

Oh Sue!

I'm reading this in a very quiet house this morning...my husband is still asleep or should I say WAS asleep.

I laughed so loud I'm sure he heard me!

What a wonderful, fabulous, amazing, perfect, perfect, perfect little ditty!

You are a heavenly writer for certain!

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