A close shave



A CLOSE SHAVE.

It seems that beards are back in Vogue
For some guys on the telly
Are sporting sets of whiskers
Which reach down to their belly

Sloppy untrimmed sideboards
Loose moustaches falling
Some from flaring nostrils
It really is appalling

Facial fuzz and shadow
Seem to be the link
Then they always pull the birds
It really makes you think

Just look at David Beckham
And others of his ilk
Some with chins like badger’s arses
Others like combed silk

I really blame the female sex
For putting up with this
Do they enjoy a facial scrub
Each time they get a kiss ?

No doubt it’s down to fashion
But it moves me near to tears
To see what looks like pubic hair
Sprouting from their ears

It started with the Muslims
Or maybe with the Sikhs
But lately every other man
Has whiskers on his cheeks

Maybe it’s an age thing
I fear I’ll hear you groan
Tomorrow I’ll find something else
On which to have a moan.

Alan Parry-Booth...............................September 2015.
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Submitted on November 28, 2015

Modified on March 14, 2023

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Scheme X XABA BCXC XDXD XEBE XFXF XXGX XHXH CIXI G
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
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Words 175
Stanzas 10
Stanza Lengths 1, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 1

Alan Parry-Booth

Born in the valleys of Wales in 1931..His first poem was published when he was only seven years old..Bard to WELSH GUARDS RE-UNITED.and a regular contributor to several other organizations..Alan has written many hundreds of poems during his long life. J.H. 2015 more…

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