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Calgon and Mom

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Calgon and Mom

Calgon couldn’t take me away from this
not only was Calgon on our TV
it’s what mother always told me and sis
she wasn’t happy until she was free

if Calgon wasn’t in the tub at all
me and my sister would know Ajax was
she’d be using Ajax having a ball
on the weekends she came home with a buzz

that was back in her polka dancing days
her days of soaking in Calgon gone too
I know she misses the tub on weekdays
sadly mom thinks I belong in a zoo

I don’t see my mom much now by my choice
my mother has always ignored my voice






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  1. Date: 3/17/2013 10:29:00 AM
    enjoyed this sad write, my friend congrats on your wins too : )

  1. Date: 3/17/2013 5:07:00 AM
    Oh Robert I like this one. You convey so much using so few words. Have a happy still Paddys. Day. Cheers. Rick

    Zablocki Avatar Rick Zablocki
    Date: 3/17/2013 5:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


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  1. Date: 3/17/2013 3:15:00 AM
    'Calgon, take me away'...I remember well...such a sad, gripping and beautiful write, Robert...I like the mater-of-fact bluntness of the last verse especially - Tim

    Heemstra Avatar Robert Heemstra
    Date: 3/17/2013 11:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Tim. I just love writing. Thanks again.