My Farewell To Nice'n Easy

Updated on July 16, 2019
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I love to rhyme, therefor, I write poetry and if my muse is awake I love to write short stories. My name is Ruby. I am a retired RN.

Gray hair is not my cup of tea, but it looks like I'd better learn to love it.

Nice'n Easy, you've been a good friend until the very end

Allergies flaring, red itchy bumps emerging on my scalp, so goodbye my faithful friend

I've used you for forty odd years

Now I must leave you through sorrowful tears

No longer will I be a Sexy blond

Instead, I'll settle for gray, perhaps in time the two of us will bond

until we do my tears will surely flow

I guess I should be happy, saving my hard earned dough

I'm sure my interest in your Nice'n Easy stocks will take a nosedive

I imagine in time I'll quit lying, saying, " I'm only thirty-five "

I tried your new concoction, labeled without ammonia

The formula was worse, leaving me with a sad case of pnuemonia

And practically in a sleeping coma

So this is my goodbye letter to you blond friend

I suppose I'll live, perhaps smiling once again



I'm wondering how a gorgeous blond wig would feel?

Oh forget it! Something tells me, " It would cause my scalp to peel "

So, farewell my allergic messy blend

Perhaps I'll live without you, and my ego will surely mend.

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    • always exploring profile imageAUTHOR

      Ruby Jean Richert 

      10 days ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Shauna. I'm learning to like my hair. It is so easy to care for. I never had dark hair, but it is dark in the back and curly. The chemicals sure did a job on my scalp. red rash, itches like crazy. So I will join you and be happy. Thanks so much for your " cute " comment.

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      11 days ago from Central Florida

      This is cute, Ruby.

      I quit coloring my hair seven years ago. I'd only been coloring it for about ten years at the time.

      People say they love my shades of gray. They range from silver to dark gray and I still have some brown in the back.

      I decided to quit putting chemicals on my hair because it's not a healthy practice and can weaken it over time. Besides, my hair grows so fast, I was having to color it every four weeks.

      So, I'm going with the flow. I'm 62. It is what it is.

      BTW, your gray is very flattering.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 weeks ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Dana. I still have the rash but not as itchy. It is funny how one develops an allergy, I guess it's the gray hair fighting back. lol Thanks for coming by..

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      Dana Tate 

      2 weeks ago from LOS ANGELES

      Ruby,

      You are just too cute for words! I have been noticing a few gray strands around my edges. I was devastated. I always told myself I wasn't vain but I felt betrayed when that gray showed up. I looked younger than my age for years and I still do but that gray is a tell-tell sign that I'm not as young as I look.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      3 weeks ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Nithya, so many can relate, so I guess it is to be

      Nicen Easy has been set free, Hee Thank you.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      3 weeks ago from Dubai

      A great fun poem, my hair is turning a shade of grey and I can totally relate to this poem.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      3 weeks ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello William, so glad it was a fun read for you, that's what I was hoping for. Thank you much.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      3 weeks ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Genna, your comments are always so lifting, how could I not feel better? I got my hair cut short and I like it better. Thank you dear friend. Hugs

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      William Kovacic 

      3 weeks ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      What a fun read, Ruby! I enjoyed it much.

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      Genna East 

      3 weeks ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hi Ruby...

      Happy Sunday. I just love this poem! I've started to get grey hair close to my hair line, with my bangs for instance, (just like Mum), and I've decided to just let nature take its course and not color it to hide it. I'm in my 60's and I figure, well, the "jig is up" so to speak. My blonde hair kind of hides it, so it looks like sun streaks or highlights.

      Your beauty radiates from the inside, my friend. It is impossible to miss! Hugs.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 weeks ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Nell. You lucky girl. Every time I pass the mirror, I wonder who it is? Like I said, I'll mend. Hee. Thank you...

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      Nell Rose 

      4 weeks ago from England

      LOL! I love it Ruby! Yes me too! can't go without my hair dye! fun poem!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 weeks ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Mar. Well I took the final step, I had my hair cut yesterday, and I love it. Thank you for all the sweet things you say about me, It makes my heart happy. I have so many wonderful friends who support me here on HP. I wish we could all meet at our little café

      and dance the night away. I wonder who all will come? Ten years of friendship is a wonderful thing. Hugs..Enjoy the time with your beloved doggies.

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      Maria Jordan 

      4 weeks ago from Jeffersonville PA

      You are beautiful inside and out, dear Ruby. Nice N Easy had nothing to do with that!

      Love you and big hugs, mar

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 weeks ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Lorna, so happy you came to read my farewell to my old friend. I think I will grow gray gracefully like you. So glad you enjoyed this piece. Thank you..

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 weeks ago from Southern Illinois

      hello Shy, you too, what a shame. Are you allergic to the dye?

      It seems to me we've been dealt a rotten hand

      We will survive, if I can get my head out of the sand

      Everyone says' " Gray is beautiful "

      Who are they trying to kid with that bull

      To be blond again my friend

      I'd give a nickel and maybe a ten

      Wishful thinking is a waste of time

      So let's go boogie and have a glass of sweet wine

      Hugs and blessings.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      4 weeks ago

      There is a real sense of fun in this clever poem Ruby. I think I'll go grey gracefully. Great read.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      4 weeks ago from Texas

      Ruby, Ruby my gem of a friend

      My love for Nice’N Easy also came to an end

      So my condolences I send

      But, you will still be thirty-five to me

      Beautiful and Sexy you will always be

      Blessings and hugs my dear friend.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 weeks ago from Southern Illinois

      Audrey, you gave me an idea, as long as I do not touch the scalp maybe I can highlight my gray. WOOPIE Hee. Thank you...

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      Audrey Hunt 

      4 weeks ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      This is so good, Ruby! I go back and forth - go all gray or use some color. So I came up with a plan: Let the gray grow out but add some highlights here and there. :)

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 weeks ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Susan, nice to meet you. Happy you could relate. Thank you for stopping by.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 weeks ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Pamela, I really do not think I would go gray if it were not for allergies, but sometimes we must do what is best. SIGH. Always happy to see you. Thank you.

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      Susan Hazelton 

      4 weeks ago from Sunny Florida

      I too am letting my hair grow out. I guess eventually I will be used to the gray instead of the rich brown I have had for years and years. I enjoyed your hub, it says what I have been thinking.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      4 weeks ago from Sunny Florida

      I am currently letting my gray hair grow out, so this poetry is perfect for me. I enjoyed this article. Thanks.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 weeks ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Clive. Your comment brought a smile. I do appreciate your encouragement. I ' recken ' if I'm golden I don't need to be blond. Hee..Thank you much...

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 weeks ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Mike, you say the sweetest things. I know hair color is not that important, but when you've used a product for so long you feel undone. lol. I did have fun thinking this up. I am happy when I can write something that my friends like. Thank you for the wit remark, makes me smile big time. I'm still waiting for another Trump episode. Hee...

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 weeks ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Bill. I had fun writing this, so happy you enjoyed. Thank you much.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 weeks ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello John, You have a healthy attitude, and I am thankful that I have hair. lol. I am allergic to so many things, animal dander, trees, grass, mold, chocolate, Gluten, etc. I attempted to have a doggie again, it lasted three days before my eye's began to swell. My friend Tammy gave him to me. I called her to come get him and they were at the door about to leave when he came and nudged my hand, as if to say " Goodbye I sure liked the food you gave me. Thanks so much for coming by.

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      Clive Williams 

      4 weeks ago from Jamaica

      funny...you don't need that ruby. you are golden.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 weeks ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Chris, I suppose you're right, I do have hair, and I'm smiling big time 'cos you came to read my rant. Thank you so much.

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      mckbirdbks 

      4 weeks ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hi Ruby. - Your beauty goes way beyond hair color. Your wit goes a long ways also.

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      Bill Holland 

      4 weeks ago from Olympia, WA

      Love, love, love it! I actually tried coloring my hair back in the 90's.Gave it up...gray is me and I am gray. :)

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      John Hansen 

      4 weeks ago from Queensland Australia

      I love this, Ruby. It brought a smile but unfortunately the years creep up on all of us. Though I’d prefer to keep my natural hair colour I don’t mind grey hair because it means I still have some.

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      Chris Mills 

      4 weeks ago from Dallas, Texas through August 23, 2019.

      Ruby my dear friend, let's embrace the years and the changes together. Smile, you still have hair.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 weeks ago from Southern Illinois

      Eric, you made me lough out loud with your comment. You should write a poem using that line. Maybe that's why my hair turned gray, it was looking for someone younger. lol. Thank you much.

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      Eric Dierker 

      4 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      So great to get this early. Fantastic. Elvis is perfect here. My hair once loved me. But she is looking for someone younger. What a heartbreak.

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