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Topic

I Cut My Hair

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All stages have been completed. The voting points distribution and the result are presented below.

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6
Sources points
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0
Spelling and grammar points
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2
Conduct points
3
2

With 3 votes and 8 points ahead, the winner is ...

Jasmine
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I: First person pronoun. I am referring to myself, and only me. This subject is about me.

Cut: Shorting of the hair.

Hair: Any of the fine threadlike strands growing from the skin of humans, mammals, and some other animals. (The hair that grows out of my scalp.)

Round 1
Con
I prefer the Hendrix look.


New Hairdo.                  An allegory by Zedvictor 4

I see you've cut your hair my dear

I can see your face from ear to ear.

I also see that down below

You have also had a go

And legs and pits and back and tum.

And a waxing up the bum.



At 85 your feline grace

Is sagging and drooping all over the place

So why the need for this svelte version

When I preferred a fluffy Persian

Anyway it looks kind of weird

Because you haven't shaved off your beard.



And what's the price we've had to pay

So that you can look this way

Razors and strips and scissors and all

Strewn about the bathroom floor

The shower's blocked the bin is stacked

And now you are completely knacked.



So why the need to look much barer

Perhaps it is the new carer.

A memory, a yearn, a tingle

Back to the days when you were single

A hope that passion once again flickers

When he has to change your knickers.



Interesting biblical hypothesis by the way.

Round 2
Pro
Thank you for that excellent poem. I didn't know my beard was that noticeable though. 😰
Con
Yes hair.

Therein lies an evolved dysfunction of opportunities.

And doesn't Kris Jenner look fabulous with volume heavy hair....Notwithstanding the plasterers trowel and the hypodermicists creativity.


Yet Jasmine's hair

Was there

Though youthful dalliance is not an abeyance, but signals a predestined step into the future....Under square shades.


And expectation 

Demands conformity

To the marketeers delights of wonder and super-human opportunities presented wealth and immortality.


And time

Precious time

Oozes the bowl the mirror the store the product the stylist the morning the evening, every waking hour and dreams.


To fit

In to

A system that demands conformity of aspiration lacking aspiration to be her the goddess of fakery and illusion.



And child 

Lost to

The early death throws of function,  telomeric erosion and ever demanding strife enduring fecundity preordained.


And so

Kris Jenner

And Jasmine....The Sun will engulf the world and all Earth's energy will be dissipated no more


Hair gone.
Round 3
Pro
I'm going to be honest, I don't understand a word of what you've just said. But I do enjoy the comparison of me and Kris Jenner. 
Con
Jasmine....Shall I compare thee to a summers day.

And Kris....Shall I compare thee to the bleak depths of grey winter.

Compare not the Damsel Fly  with the Toad.....Nor the Gazelle with the Warthog.

For tis an unfair comparison.

The mask of decay doth not compare well with the beauty of youthfulness.

For money doth not yet buy immortality, it merely hideth the mortal truth.

                                    __________________


What an amazing juxtaposition and contradiction is hair.

I do want it here, but I don't want it there.

Sang Humpty Dumpty carelessly.


                                   ____________________


Rapunzel

Rapunzel 

Let down your hair.

Fortunately

Fortunately

There were no scissors there.


                                   _____________________


And so Jasmine?

Hair today...Gone tomorrow.
Round 4
Pro
I looked at the back of my head. And oh my god, it looks terrible! I will never go outside again. 😭
Con
Sounds like an out of body experience

Or a dream

Or mirror trickery

So a hat 

Will cover that

Beanie

Stripy 

Spotty

Rainbow

Cool

But unless you walk backwards

People

Won't see

Unless

You say

Though they

Too busy anyway

To look up

From device

Induced coma

Swish swish

Tap tap

SO DO YOU LIKE MY HAT?

Sorry

Never noticed

And hair

Yeah

Cool too

Have you cut it?

Swish swish

Tap tap

I used to look like Hendrix

Who?

Swish swish

Tap tap

Yeah

Cool

Bandana

Mean guitar

Left hand

Cool hat Jasmine

Yeah

I just said

Sorry

Wasn't concentrating

Your hair's different

Bleep

Swish swish 

Tap tap

Bleep swish swish tap tap

Heads down

And only

Bob 

Sees.

But

Depending upon your latitude

Might

Determine

Which hat

You choose

Miss Jasmine

Oh such a lovely bonnet

Adorned 

With ribbons

And flowers 

Upon it

And Miss Jasmine out a courting

New hair cut

And hat

A sporting

Those  were 

The days

B.H.

Before Hendrix

And so the hiding strategy 

You see

Is not 

Necessary

Because 

The back

Of your 

Head's

Invisible

Only you

Know it's there

So do not

Despair

Jasmine.




Round 5
Con
The opening verse of Purple Haze.....By Jimi Hendrix


Purple haze all in my brain

Lately, things just don't seem the same

Acting funny, but I don't know why

Excuse me while I kiss the sky.


____________________________


Zed uni-verse

Curly hair on top your head

So having this debate with Zed

Cut it short but you don't know why

Does it make you wanna laugh or cry


____________________________


And Bob said..... Let there be light

And it shone upon the wonders of the Earth

And then he made people in his own image

But people were not content with Bob's creation

And Bob was sad and cried tears upon the Earth

But humankind were ingenious, for they were the sons and daughters of Bob.


____________________________



And so 'twill be, that Jasmines hair will grow plentifully

And shall become a life's burden, stacked amongst the heavy baggage of social expectation.

And happiness will be short as the hair has become short

For tomorrow will be another unsatisfactory hair day.


Snip snip

Snip snip.


Bye Bye Jasmine.