a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Fashion

I have none
Comfort is my goal
In warm weather I'm cool
In winter I avoid cold

You may find me in the grocery store
Wearing fuzzy shoes
Could be some pajamas
Every day or two

I must have elastic bands
And long and floppy shirts
Even a base ball cap
Doesn't hurt

Those days I don't comb my hair
My hat is my best friend
With a big smile
My garments don't offend

I'm at the age
I have no one to impress
Comfort is my king
I just don't care I guess

I hear a whisper
every now and then
"Oh, don't mind her
She's gone around the bend".

For Poets United

21 comments:

Susan said...

Haha! Yes, an ode to comfort in the age of no-reason-to-impress. Which is a fashion statement with no reason to color coordinate. That last bit refers to my own poem, with a less forgiving audience. Thanks for writing to our prompt, Gail.

Grace said...

I am smiling at the end ~ Don't mind them if you are comfy ha~

Buttons said...

"Floundering in Fashion" comes to mind:):):) Your poetry rocks. Hug B

Saucy Kodz said...

Aah, just to be comfy - that's the best. Loved the poem.....did you write this just for me. ha,ha

Delores said...

Comfy sloppy sisters of the world unite.

Sandra said...

no wonder we are sister/friends... this is ME.. totally ME... since the day i retired 9 years ago i have not put my feet in and uncomfy shoe, or worn hose or a dress or suit.. jeans, capris, t-shirts and sandals.. that is it.. i don't wear hats, because i have a large size head and they give me head aches.

Brother Ollie said...

Right on! The low stress approach.

Linda Kay said...

Gail, fun poem...I'm in agreement with the hat hiding the hair that won't cooperate.

Karen S. said...

Now wait a minute you are the girl with Pink Boots remember? Now that's real fashion sense!

Kim Nelson said...

LOL! Just recently I wished I could wear my jammies all day. Your poem gives me permission! Looking forward to tomorrow! ;-)

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh I COMPLETELY resonate with this poem. Fleece, comfort, not caring.....especially smile at the "she's gone around the bend." People appraise me with that same wary eye and I think to myself, "Ha, my work here is done!" LOL.

TexWisGirl said...

laughing! i can see so much of me in these words!

Lynne said...

SMILING!

Sketching with Dogs said...

Haha, I'm with you! Comfort is everything.
Lynne x

A Quiet Corner said...

A great approach to life after the corporate world and I am in it...:)JP

Michaele said...

oh amen!

LindaG said...

Haha. Great. I've gone around that bend, too. ;-)

Mary said...

Well, I think even if a person says they have no style they do indeed have style. Perhaps one needs to ask another person, and that person could clearly define your style. I do think fashion changes from one time of life to another....but we all have ways we like to dress, and to me that is our own kind of fashion.

G L Meisner said...

Yes, our personal fashion can cause people to say that.

Josie Two Shoes said...

Obviously you do have fashion sense, it matches mine! Comfort is the keyword, and avoiding tight things that poke and pinch and bind... and like you, I don't give a hoot who doesn't like it, I am happy being me! At our age we don't have to be eye candy! :-)

Jae Rose said...

Comfort is a glorious thing!

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