Poems From Bard to Verse
Many years past while
constructing my dream
(A place on a lake, complete with a stream)
I busily worked on my cottage
When, feeling an urge for an indoor commode
I was suddenly struck as I
answered the call
That winter had followed a beautiful fall
But the weather outside was
between nippy and numbing
And we had no provision for interior plumbing.
My neighbor, with foresight,
had thought to provide
A primitive privy, thirty-six inches wide.
In my haste, I observed no half
moon on the door?
In fact not a door, nor even a floor.
But only a roof barely covering
With a nail as a hook, providing a roll.
I was chilled as I sat in this
But thrilled at the view in my northern exposure
For as I sat among pines nearly
five stories tall
Though partially numb, feeling no pain at all
I remembered an ad which once
was in favor--
"If it hasn't a hole, it isn't a Lifesaver."
has recently been published in a book called
"The Best Poetry of 1998."
Congrats Mel...this is a great poem!
with the kind permission of the author Mel Wade - © 1998
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