When I was born they helped me hear
The original function of the ear.
Next, they helped hold back my hair
so my eyes could glance, or see, or stare
Earbuds were inserted for music and song
Before Bluetooth cell phones came along
Then vanity was added on to hearing
When I pierced them and wore earrings
Next came glasses to better see
Letters no longer clear to me
Now that masks are daily wear
My ears have more than they can bear
Hearing aids not yet required
Nor or they as yet desired.