The Change

A message to husbands and partners of women of a “certain age”!

The Change

A woman goes through changes
when she is growing older,
her mouth forgets to button up
and she just grows much bolder.

It starts when she hits fifty
or there or thereabouts,
she starts to act quite different
and don’t mention growing stout.

She used to be an angel
with patience by the bucket,
but now she doesn’t care at all
and often says “oh **** it.”

She suffers from hot flushes
that make her glow bright pink,
she splashes on cold water
in cup fulls from the sink.

Her mood swings like a yoyo
from gentle sweet and mild,
to a full blown volcano
she can be very wild.

And then there are the whiskers
that start sprouting on her chin,
she plucks them out with tweezers
and throws them in the bin.

She can be quite forgetful
it’s all par for the course,
but please don’t say you’ve noticed
she may hit you with full force.

And she might get quite sweaty
in the middle of the night,
but don’t try and awake her
or she may give you a fright.

Her hair might now lack lustre
and may look rather dry,
if she asks you what you’re thinking
It might be best to lie.

And if you’re feeling amorous
please approach her with great care,
because if she has a headache
she’ll accept that as a dare.

But please try not to worry
it’s just a passing phase,
it’s only for about five years
until you get better days!

Jan Millward©

About the author

janm
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I live in a tied cottage on a farm in rural Dorset. I work as an activity coordinator in a local care home, organising everything from visiting donkeys to trips out to the seaside! I have always been involved in agriculture. I love travelling, gardening , reading and I also have taken to writing poetry. I have just published my 3rd book which is something I have always wanted to do! My books are available on Amazon. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Jan-Millward/e/B0189K8IT2/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1

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manofpeace
7th Feb 2017
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Very informative and entertaining.....as one male who has seen a spouse go through this 'happy' period...you're about spot on!
Sparkle15
17th Oct 2016
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Dear janm , loved reading your poems so true .
Mommaof4
15th Oct 2016
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Goodness that's me!!
Wilf
4th Sep 2016
1
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Very true with my dear wife!!
Anjidav78
4th Sep 2016
1
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All too true.... and if we cant laugh what would we do?! My personal solution includes a fan for all occasions like a Spanish senorita!
Sandraterry
4th Sep 2016
1
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jillybobs71
4th Sep 2016
1
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I just loved this poem. It really made me chuckle. Have been there and worn the tea shirt.
wallers2
4th Sep 2016
3
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Been there. Done that phase. Wait till you are mid 70's! Next one please.
Melanie Tunbridge
4th Sep 2016
2
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This is so humorous and so very true , made me chuckle ,thanks for sharing.
dee_leez32
4th Sep 2016
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Very helpful to partners of women of a certain age BUT of course we all know most of them won't listen now will they! Ha ha ha!
Kes
29th Aug 2016
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Men be warned! Great Poem Jan. Think you have it all covered there. Haha.
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janm
28th Aug 2016
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Brilliant Picture! Love it!

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