Daily Prompt: New Sensation

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Describe your favorite fashion from days of yore or current trends you think are stylin’.

The prompt for today reminds me of a tragic story written in the form of a  poem by William Makepeace Thackeray:

There lived a sage in days of yore

And he a handsome pigtail wore

But wondered much and sorrowed more,

Because it hung behind him.

…………………………………

He mused upon this curious case

And swore he’d change the pigtail’s place,

And have it hang it at his face,

Not dangling there behind him.

……………………………..

Say he, “The mystery I’ve found-

Says he, “The mystery I’ve found!

I’ll turn me round”-he turned him round;

But still it hung behind him.

……………………………….

Then round and round, and out and in,

All day the puzzled sage did spin;

In vain- it mattered not a pin-

The pigtail hung behind him.

…………………………….

And right and left and round about,

And up and down and in and out

He turned; but still the pigtail stout

Hung steadily behind him.

……………………………. 🙂

Having read, Mr. Thackeray’s Tragic story, I recall mine which is no less tragic.

I was a child who had no care

How I must fix my long bushy hair

I let it dwell on my face for good

My Dad didn’t like how it looked.

………………………

So he thought of a wonderful plan

He asked the barber to shape it like a fan

Next day my classmates surrounded me

Each took turns to make fun of me.

………………………………..

I came home crying and complained

My Dad was clearly embarrassed

He called the barber to fix my hair

The barber said, She’ll have to wait a year.

…………………………….

Meanwhile I waited a whole year

The Barber returned to fix my hair

He kept it short for he said, “short hair

Looks better and it doesn’t need much care.

………………………… 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: New Sensation

  1. Dear Ranu,

    What an interesting story this is about the man with a pigtail and your haircut which brought you difficulty. You expressed both with intricate rhyming. Very good!

    All good wishes,

    robert

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