Poem of the Week: 'Menopause Express'

Poems are courtesy of the Willow Grove Coffee Shop Writers Group.

Each week, Upper Moreland-Willow Grove Patch is happy to present poems selected by the members of the .

This week's poem:

"The Menopause Express"

By Linda Barrett

The Menopause Express hits you with freight-train force,
speeds into you
When you least expect it.
You feel its sweaty friction
just before it charges into you
The Menopause Express
charges from down your head
along your back
flying through you
before flying away
to come back again
its wind makes you sweat gallons
Until you climb out of bed
to reach for a glass of water.
The Menopause Express
runs right into your face
then blows out of town
taking your hormones
and fertility with it.
as you suffer from its passing wind,
Take this with a cold glass of water,
This Express only runs once in
A Woman’s life.


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Ruth Z. Deming July 29, 2011 at 07:30 PM
gerry, thanks so much for publishing linda's great poem and also her photo. it's definitely important to include the community in your friday poetry section....perhaps a first for patch!
Carly Brown July 31, 2011 at 02:17 AM
I would like to add my thanks as well. You are doing Willow Grove, {the community} such a wonderful service. Involving people in a community only adds value. Linda's poem is certainaly something that I can relate to, I loved it. And I am sure that a lot of ladies either will or are experiencing the Express.


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