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A "Brush" with Horror

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A "Brush" with Horror

Forget to brush; must maintain that gleam
Run to sink, grab a tube, no light stream
     Such an odd taste in my mouth
     Quickly I must spit it out
Oh, dear Lord, it’s Dad’s hemorrhoid cream!


(Sadly, a true story)

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  1. Date: 1/25/2012 4:30:00 PM

    yes I remember that now Carolyn, and I see I already commented on it and would say the same thing again! ppptt ..pppttui I've been careful at the sink ever since I read this one so your poetry has a lasting effect!

  1. Date: 7/19/2011 8:02:00 AM

    oh man that must have been just terrible! yeech.. ppptt pppttt ppttt! pppttui! ... however... my kinda Limerick! :-)enjoyed it Carolyn ...er... the poem I mean

  1. Date: 7/13/2011 1:25:00 PM

    Congrats on your win, Carolyn. Excellent piece. luv Ralph

  1. Date: 7/13/2011 12:51:00 PM

    Why am I not surprised this has won again & again? Laugh out loud funny, & so brave to tell us it's all true. Congrats! ~ECMc

  1. Date: 7/13/2011 9:10:00 AM

    Congratulations Carolyn for your win in the contest "A Poem You Like" sponsored by Brian Strand. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/13/2011 6:19:00 AM

    LOL good one.... Congrats on your win my dear Carolyn....luv Michael

  1. Date: 7/13/2011 1:30:00 AM

    humor at its best, carols! special KUDOS to you for this superb win!...huggs

  1. Date: 6/5/2011 5:21:00 AM

    I always have to wear my glasses in the bathroom as there are too many products that look alike when I am not wearing them. Congrats on the win. Mike

  1. Date: 6/4/2011 1:16:00 PM

    A super write Carolyn this was hilarious I laughed and almost peed myself and a well deserved 2nd.place win.Thanks for the congrates on my win.~LOTS OF LUV~Teresa

  1. Date: 6/3/2011 11:11:00 AM

    Congratulations on your well deserved win in Poet Destroyer's contest Carolyn. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/3/2011 7:57:00 AM

    Oh yes...I remember this one! So funny, even the second time!! Congratulations!!

  1. Date: 6/3/2011 6:06:00 AM

    congrats on your excellent entry into the contest Luv*Skat

  1. Date: 6/3/2011 6:00:00 AM

    My congratulations on the second place win in the contest, carolyn

  1. Date: 6/3/2011 4:34:00 AM

    What a mistake to make, bet you've double checked the tube every day since then.

  1. Date: 6/2/2011 9:38:00 PM

    Carolyn what an honor to see you here on my contest page... whoot... smiling and , ~ CONGRATULATIONS!! In my contest, and thanks for supporting my contest. I had a great time reading and judging every entry in my contest. Thanks for being among all my chosen winners. have a great one,.. Poet D.

  1. Date: 6/2/2011 8:37:00 PM

    Congrats on your win, Carolyn. Great laugh (probably not for you) Excellent. Great job. luv Ralph

  1. Date: 6/2/2011 8:07:00 PM

    I remember this one. It's still funny. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 6/2/2011 7:28:00 PM

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! really makes me smile... funny... ^_^ ***jun-jun

  1. Date: 5/27/2011 11:19:00 AM

    Haha nice humour of life you have penned here Carolyn.....enjoyed.....

  1. Date: 4/16/2011 10:45:00 AM

    LOL - I see this one got first place and no wonder. Loved it. And did your dad mistake toothpaste for piles cream? If he did, he probably didn't tell anyone : ) Gert had a great time with his poetry recital. I would have been a nervous wreck! Hope you're having a great day

  1. Date: 8/2/2010 10:02:00 AM

    Congratulations to you on your win Carolyn in John Freeman's contest "Limerick""Choose your own subject and Create your own Category". Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/1/2010 12:58:00 PM

    Congrats, Carolyn. LOL Nice going. Ralph

  1. Date: 8/1/2010 11:56:00 AM

    This is of course listed as one of my favorites, Carolyn...never get tired of reading it whenever I need to just laugh at this crazy old world...still love that comment you made at the end! Congratulations to you too! - Tim

  1. Date: 8/1/2010 6:08:00 AM

    LOL...yup BAD mistake! Soup mail! Congrad's on your win

  1. Date: 8/1/2010 4:22:00 AM

    It's great to read this one again Carolyn. It had me chuckling first time round, and again. Congrats on your win in John's contest >> James

  1. Date: 8/1/2010 3:42:00 AM

    Well, at least you were puckered up for a good kissing! Looks like we get to share first place! Hmm I wonder what else we could share? Funny, I wish I could smear that on some people I know to make them go away!

  1. Date: 7/31/2010 10:47:00 PM

    A visual, for sure, like to have seen that, Carolyn, my lady. Smile. congratulations, Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 4/18/2010 9:59:00 AM

    Congratulations on a well deserved win, eventhough truth hurts it is a winner in some way. Caryl

  1. Date: 4/10/2010 11:50:00 AM

    congrads. john

  1. Date: 4/8/2010 4:45:00 PM

    EEEUUUUHHHHHH! I hope no one was looking!What an embarassment! Did it make your teeth numb?

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