Decision – By LD Kennedy (1941)

Transcribed by Jim

I must have it clipped. They say

It just isn’t the right way

For a little lad to wear his hair

With hordes of curls everywhere.

The ringlets falling about his face

Dear God, can it be such a disgrace

For a little boy to be so fair

To have shining golden hair?

The dimples can never be erased

Nor the lighted laugher on his face

But the curls must be cut away

In order to be a little man someday


One response to “Decision – By LD Kennedy (1941)

  1. Jim:

    I LOVE your “Decision” poem ! I can virtually see a little tyke with rings of golden blonde curls! One finds so few rhyming poems these days, it is simply a treat to read one! (I hope the little lad finds a way to save those ringlets!)
    I recently had the pleasure of listening to an Irish bagpiper who had strawberry blonds rings of curls that tumbled from his beret when he took it off. It was a delight – – I envision him as YOUR lad all grown up!


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