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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. 


For the contest;  Make Me laugh..Make me Giggle

Sponsored by Tracie ~*~ Indigo dream Weaver 
Placement: 1st

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  1. Date: 9/30/2011 12:44:00 PM
    Heya Paula. I have already commented on this humorous and most entertaining poem, but I am quickly stopping by to offer congratulations on a most-deserved 1st place victory in Tracie's contest!

  1. Date: 9/30/2011 10:38:00 AM
    Good morning and congratulations on your 1st Place win in Tracie's "Make Me Giggle" contest Paula. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/29/2011 11:46:00 PM
    wow, what a well deserved first place. GREAT humor,great topic, the lowly toilet plunger!!

  1. Date: 9/29/2011 2:19:00 PM
    Congratulations on a rare subject for poetry and a laugh. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 9/29/2011 11:56:00 AM
    Congrats Paula on being number one in this contest with this hysterical write ..so enjoyed ..so relate my friend..luv..

  1. Date: 9/29/2011 10:57:00 AM
    Paula-This is a fav. of mine and I read it often for a chuckle-Nice big, big win! Congrats. :)

  1. Date: 9/29/2011 9:23:00 AM
    Congrats on your 1st place win in my contest Paula, what a giggle lol..Your certi is on my profile pic x0x

  1. Date: 9/24/2011 10:09:00 AM
    It made me laugh. Tony

  1. Date: 9/23/2011 11:59:00 PM
    I remember this poem, Paula. A wonderful tribute to this un-sung heroes of heroes. Timely subject matter when considering some of the stinky messes being dropped and left behind here at the soup(soup-poop). I almost feel sorry for you that you read more than one of my poems in a single day haha! May you never stop writing and may your muse spew forth a never-ending, chunky broth of creativity and eloquence~!

  1. Date: 9/23/2011 8:43:00 PM
    Ha,hahahahha :-)

  1. Date: 9/23/2011 8:05:00 PM
    ah... the humblest of the humble exalted. LOL! Beauty eve~N