The phenomenon of ageing and acquiring grey hair expressed in an interesting poetic description.

The rhapsody of black and white

Fused lines between tassels muted and bright

At ease, a salt pepper palette of cutting edge

Goodness of an oversized mane or a quirky wedge

A paradoxical source of resilience and strength 

Breaking perceptions about monotony in length

Highlights a symbol of ageless pigments 

A contoured look, slaying with smudged vignettes

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In fact, the grey mane is your splendorous mess

While the black warriors through daily stress

What does this trophy mean to you, why go this way?

Changes to, ooooohhhh how long does the silver stay?

I know each strang gathers stories, takes a brave fight

Completes my sassiness with a blend of poetic highlights

A way to live with ambiguity, and some non negotiables

One grey strand after another to shatter those fables

I started by just testing a thought, an imagined hypothesis

Succumbing to authenticity is easier than keeping up appearances 

What it means to embrace life as delivered, accept a glass half full

A cocktail of salt, pepper and autumns does create a palpable pull


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