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Two Grey Heads

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Two Grey Heads

Two grey heads
Engrossed in conversation
Nothing as serious
As the state of the nation
Listening intently
As the other spoke
Waiting politely
For her turn to talk
From recipes and knitting
The scope of interest ranged
And ideas of all kinds
Were considered and exchanged
But I had to hide a smile
As I listened all the while
Because it was quite comic
That each was conversing
On an unrelated topic

©DGA 29 July 2011 13:05

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Author: adeeyoyo

I am a middle-aged South African woman, living in Johannesburg. I began writing poetry towards the end of May 2010. I love animals – sometimes more than people!

31 thoughts on “Two Grey Heads

  1. Hahaha, sweet old dears!

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  2. Since it is only a few years since my mother and June’s mother died, and they both spent some time in each others’ company, I can really identify with your beautiful word picture, Denise
    Lovely.

    john

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    • I have had this in mind for a week or so, but didn’t think I could do justice to the delicate nature of it.

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      • The idea of two people being on different planes is a bit sad, though.
        Our Mothers were always switched on, thank God, and their conversation was coherent.

        But I loved the imagery, Denise.
        John

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        • I don’t want you to misunderstand me, John. Their problem is simply that they sometimes misinterpret what the other is saying because they are hard of hearing. I have had conversations with each of them where there is no misunderstanding for the greater part as each is capable of lip reading provided that one enunciates clearly and only speaks when the other is looking directly at one. The problem occurs when one or other looks away and doesn’t pay attention. I would like to suggest hearing aids as I would hate either of them to withdraw from socialising with those around them. Thanks for querying this, John.

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  3. This is a priceless one, Dee! Thanks so much for the smile! I need it. I hope recovery is going well for you.

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  4. Loved it . . . I’ve had that experience talking to the gray heads in my life. 😀

    Hope you get your brace soon . . . so you can get back up on your feet.

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    • They can be quite hilarious, but also very inspiring, Nancy. Should get brace on Wed 3rd, but at the moment am struggling to get the leg mobile after 16 weeks of immobility. Last couple of days went well, but today leg is virtually paralysed!

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    • It’s probably gotten a bit lazy. Hope the therapists have you up on your feet soon.

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  5. Very Good Observation Denise. So True,

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  6. Sometimes life can be gently funny when one least expects it 🙂

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  7. at least they have each other around – feels better than talking to yourself

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  8. i probably should not laugh, but i will…quirky…sounds like my grandmother…

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  9. Sounds just like in my house but without the grey heads!

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  10. ha, ha – I do love this, Adee – at least they are each getting what they want out of it 🙂

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  11. Hilarious – reminds me of family dinners – haha – my brother never seemed to be listening to what we were saying, and would butt in with something totally unrelated. Good one adeeyoyo.

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  12. thank you very much for sharing

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  13. Happenstance observations are wonderful, thanks for sharing Denise.

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  14. Thank a lot good post!

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