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The War Zone

I open the door to the bathroom
The girls having just had their bath
And what greets my eyes, I can only 
Describe as a nuclear aftermath!
The carpet is perfectly sodden
It’s been bombarded with towels and clothes
Trickling down tiles is a long sticky mess
From the shower gel that wasn’t closed,
The bath sides are covered in shrapnel 
Bottle tops, bubble bath and shampoo
With a blanket of talcum fallout
Covering the toilet, sink and floor too,
With the hostiles tucked into pyjamas
At least warfare, now, can cease
But it’s going to take forever
To bring this ‘war zone’, peace,
As I get to the end of the cleaning
The girls’ father comes walking in
“Is the water hot enough for a bath?”
And the holocaust starts again!

Copyright © Janette Fisher

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  1. Date: 8/18/2010 11:56:00 AM
    Congrats on having your poem being featured on the Poetry Soup home page this week. Please keep your creative caps on, let your poetry pen keep painting your poetry pads with colors of creativity. Thanks for sharing this with us and have a wonderful week ahead. Love always, Adeleke

  1. Date: 8/16/2010 10:33:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Janette. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/15/2010 2:24:00 PM
    Congrats Janette on your featured poem this week on the Soup.. a great piece to share with us all this happy Sunday.. hope u are doing well.. I am in Italy right now..getting married on the 22nd of this month..luv..

  1. Date: 2/17/2010 10:45:00 AM
    Oh my Janette, we have this bathrom in the past, but boys on this ocassion were the suddie soakers >> James