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The Yearly Hair Cut

Matisse "Self-Portriat"

Matisse "Self-Portriat"

When my hair grows too long to even care

and you feel the glare of everyone's stare

to the barber you go

a trim and yearly mow

and to find a place where price is fair.

My toddler gives my beard a tug

my hair has become a ratted rug

my self pride is at stake

cannot comb without rake

to take a peek at this long lost mug.

In a barber's chair is my new home

a quick gripe about how my hairs grown,

the buzz of the razor,

chunks of brown hit the floor,

a mountain of hair I once did own.

Your children don't recognize you,

you no longer look as if from the zoo,

my son loves it all cleared,

my daughter loves the beard,

hard to have your cake and eat it too.

With hair or no hair we still cuddle

right after initial befuddle

we share a joke and laugh

forgotten is Dad's rough

they both love to rub my stubble.


Audrey Howitt from California on October 11, 2016:

Missing you and hoping you are doing well Jamie!

Shyron E Shenko from Texas on September 03, 2016:

I love this Jamie, I know my mon was a barber for a while when I was young and she would cut everyone's hair and she like to cut mine like a boy's. That is the reason I will not cut mine short anymore.

Blessings my friend

Dianna Mendez on September 02, 2016:

Oh how well I can relate to this one as my hubby had his long hair trimmed this summer. Your humor is wonderful.

Venkatachari M from Hyderabad, India on August 28, 2016:

Ah ha! Hilarious poem. It reminds me of my own haircuts, which occasionally I used to have once in 6 months, being careless or not wanting to spend the only weekly holiday at saloons.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on August 27, 2016:

Haha, good one Jamie. When I first shaved my beard my then three year old cried and would have nothing to do with me. Not good for the ego, and a good indication for me to grow it back.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on August 26, 2016:

This was a fun read. Our kid's love us no matter what!!!

Audrey Howitt from California on August 26, 2016:

Ah! The end of summer!Or so it makes me believe!

whonunuwho from United States on August 26, 2016:

Nice work here my friend. Our kids bring out the best in us don't they. Happy clippings. whonu

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