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Ode To The Toilet Plunger

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Ode To The Toilet Plunger

With your red rubber cup that makes suction. 
You have come in handy many a day, 
when there has been a flushing obstruction. 
I think you deserve hazard pay. 

You've saved toys, an unfortunate cell phone or two. 
Then there is always the times your needed, 
when we are visited by You-know-Who (pweh). 
So your heroics bears being repeated. 

Your sacrifice it knows no bounds, 
entering murky waters, stopping floods. 
Or pulling to surface the items you found. 
Now aren't you glad you don't have taste buds? 

Some seem to see you as just an extractor. 
Yet in movies, your comic timing is beyond belief, 
when your stuck on the face of a leading actor. 
That you didn't quit your day job is a great relief. 

Though everyone knows you on sight so well, 
To be an unsung hero, seems to be your lot in life. 
Taken out and plunged into porcelain hell, 
Where only you would dare to dive. 

So Plunger, Oh Toilet Plunger, 
as we kneel here before the throne. 
Let us sing out your praises, 
well, maybe after we can stop these groans. 


Entered in the contest: 2nd chance
Placement: 10th

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  1. Date: 11/1/2014 8:33:00 PM
    excellent pen very beautifully drawn piece

  1. Date: 6/24/2011 9:20:00 AM
    congrats on your win in chris's contest with this very witty poem :-)

  1. Date: 6/23/2011 5:39:00 PM
    LOL Paula-That is GREAT! Many congrats. to you!!!

  1. Date: 6/23/2011 1:11:00 PM
    My congratulations on the win in the contest of chris, Paula

  1. Date: 6/23/2011 12:02:00 PM
    Paula, I most enjoyed the humour here. Thank you for entering such a hilarious poem into my contest~!

  1. Date: 6/23/2011 11:26:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Chris's contest Paula. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/23/2011 9:22:00 AM
    Wow, this is hilarious, Paula. Another fine win for you today! Congratulations, Carolyn

  1. Date: 6/23/2011 9:17:00 AM
    This sure is a funny piece, Paula! Way to go for you for spotlighting the toilet plunger-- heehee that made me thankful indeed that they don't have tastebuds-- oh eww. Enjoyed this one, Paula! Super congrats on your win :D

  1. Date: 6/23/2011 7:27:00 AM
    Outstanding piece, Paula. Congrats on your win. Humorous write. Kudos. xxxRalph

  1. Date: 6/23/2011 6:40:00 AM
    Who would have thought you could make a winning poem with a toilet plunger..wonderful! Im laughing as I kneel before the throne...lol. congrats. BG

  1. Date: 6/22/2011 10:16:00 PM
    WOW, Paula,what a wonderful ode this is. taking a common item like a toilet plunger, you have written an extraordinary poem. It would be neat if someone did an anthology on odes to common items. I 'd nominate this one for the toilet plunger. Congrats to you, my friend!

  1. Date: 6/22/2011 9:24:00 PM
    Congrats Paula on another great win in 2nd chance contest with this outstanding entry.. smiling still.. how inventive luv..enjoy..

  1. Date: 2/1/2010 4:22:00 AM
    funny!! lol!

  1. Date: 1/31/2010 11:05:00 AM
    Paula, We all owe a great debt to the plumbers helper. This poem gave us all a chance to laugh at what is possibly one of our most unpleasant activities. Open wide John. Loved this one. Love, Will

  1. Date: 1/31/2010 10:44:00 AM
    Oh so funny!!! Love this delightful ode to a toilet plunger...and God Bless the inventor who saved the day !!!!!!!!!! :)