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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: 7/26/2014 1:45:00 PM
    She was brushing her pearlies in haste/ When she found such a terrible taste/ 'Twas Preparation H/ And the thought made her retch/ And now she feels somewhat shit-faced

    Devonshire Avatar Carolyn Devonshire
    Date: 7/27/2014 5:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    LOL Great play on words with the "shit-faced," Roy. I'd love to co-write a limerick with you sometime. I'm not a meter maid, but I can adapt. If you send me an email with your address, I'll send you a prize. Perhaps a CD or DVD of your choice?
  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 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

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