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Paintin Place

Rolling, brushing and sand with fury

Does the house look lovely?

Its gone to the jury.

Spilled five gallons on the brand new rug

Scream and holler and grab the dog

Throw him in and his paws a clatter

"Lady your dog," and his prints a spatter

Joe his twin he is a plumber

"Hope she hasn't got our number!"

Goof off,gunk off and clean the carpet

"That lady was keen but not the sharpest."

Paint with beauty and fast the pace

Just paint it , paint it , but have no fear

Does it look fine,"why you gonna live here?''

House of wonder but the yards a moat

"Mam we gave your dog a second coat."

"Base of white with spots a great sensation"

"Look at him now he's a Dalmatian"

"Grab your coats and grab your hats"

"We spilled some more better grab the cat"

PS... these are true stories of events that have occurred for my friend Duke who owns a painting business in Philadelphia that I work and worked for in the past. Some are Urban legends but some I have witnessed... Patrick

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  1. Date: 6/9/2012 8:05:00 AM
    So funny yet I can so clearly see myself bawling if this happened! Light & Love

  1. Date: 6/2/2012 8:38:00 AM
    Thanks for the laugh. This sounds like my family trying to paint the living room...I know we should have covered the floor. Take care. Janet

  1. Date: 5/31/2012 2:09:00 PM
    Loved it, laughed like a drain [UK humour] Glad I don't live in Phil' God Bless. Dave.

  1. Date: 5/29/2012 9:22:00 AM
    House of wonder but the yards a moat That line just hit me the head. I don't think I'll be having the apartment painted for a while. When I do, I won't call Duke. Love the tempo and the subject.

  1. Date: 5/28/2012 1:38:00 AM
    Wonderful poem,I loved the rhythm !!!

  1. Date: 5/27/2012 10:23:00 PM
    The late Shemp Howard preferred the cup of paint to his own coffee in a couple of Three Stooges shorts. That's what came to my mind when I read this.

  1. Date: 5/27/2012 8:03:00 PM
    Patrick,'s amazing how you captured someone's busy life through your poem... I know it is easy to do... but, when you described the dog...i was very intrigued by the image. good story all the way down to the cat... hope you are well... take care,..pd

  1. Date: 5/27/2012 7:31:00 PM
    cool topic to write on, which is not just an urban myth anymore!!

  1. Date: 5/27/2012 6:55:00 PM
    Busy day..... XD..... Loved it. I've had worse happen to me:p

  1. Date: 5/27/2012 6:43:00 PM
    great rythme and rhyme