Flow, or: Killin’ it

I’m lettin' go, goin' public;
here I go, goin' for it:
I’m goin' grey, have gone bald, 
(not yet blind or deaf);
I've long gone out of fashion;
am goin' downhill;
but I won’t go out softly;
phat flow's 
for the kill! 🎯

The above poem is my take on d’Verse’s Quadrille challenge #122.

The quadrille is simply a poem of 44 words (excluding the title), and it can take any form. This week’s challenge was to use the word “go” in a quadrille.

80 thoughts on “Flow, or: Killin’ it”

  1. Gray hair and baldness aren’t life-threatening, thank goodness! Don’t raise your blood pressure by worrying about it You have children to keep you young! ❤ ❤ ❤ Enjoyed reading your amusing poem!

    1. I’m actually not really worried about it, Cheryl. I was just inspired to write this because of the word ‘go’ … and a bunch of phrases came to my mind 🙂


  2. Grey hair is kinda inevitable isn’t it? Considering the stressful environment we are living in for the past few years.

    1. Sanaa, as long as Lady Clairol lives, grey hair isn’t inevitable! 😉 They even have Grecian Formula for the guys now.

  3. Cracked me up, you bitter ‘ole man. (smiling, cause I’ll bet I am older and feel the same damn thing — but only when I am honest.)

  4. Ah self analysis is so damned unforgiving! I’m sure others see you in kinder light!

  5. I’ll do my best to stay out of the cross-hairs. That feels scary.

    But I do firmly think that out of fashion is a good idea. Why chase empty shopping. Since before twenty I have been constantly out of fashion unless the current trend happen to fit my eclectic wardrobe. Which actually contain several vintage dresses older than I am. 🙂

    1. thanks; that’s a good point, and good on you!

      but maybe in this case it’s me, rather than my clothing that’s out of fashion!


      1. I’m trying to make the point that being out of fashion and into compassion and caring for the world is preferable. However you make that statement.

        1. Well I’m working very hard to be less hard on myself. So there might be some overflow. 😄

  6. I’m glad that’s a camera. Sometimes its better to study oneself with a long-range lens. Those close-ups can be painful.

  7. I liked this one, great use of the word go David, put together nicely. Grey, bald etc, ahhhh can’t wait. Hehe. Growth and wisdom come with a different form of beauty though 🙂🌹

  8. Quadrille you say. I’m adding this one to my list of forms to try. Skidding sideways into the grave is a fun way to go but I’d rather not get into that flow!

  9. I want to embrace my silver, but it hasn’t embraced me yet! It’s hiding underneath the dirty blonde. Nothing wrong with bald – my husband once had very long auburn waves and then started going bald in his twenties. I can’t imagine him any other way now. Going old disgracefully is fun.

  10. I love the free spirit in this …. like you, I let it go when I turned 70 (coloring my hair) embraced the white! Ah, chemical free is good. Cheers, Ben.

  11. Cute. Made me grin. I want a walking stick so I can demand social distancing from numpties that encroach on my space.

        1. LOL! And I quote: “Currently Unavailable. We don’t know when or if this item will be back in stock.”

  12. We have to go when we have to but for some, ageing is a painful process. But then, you were having a go at using words for fun and succeeded hugely. 😊

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s