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The Bathroom Door

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The Bathroom Door

Do people close the bathroom door
When they’re at home alone?
If research has been done, I wonder
What results have shown.

The purpose of a fastened door’s
So privacy’s achieved;
Preventing someone’s barging in
Makes occupants relieved.

But what if no one else is there?
Then solitude’s assumed.
In secrecy, a person
May be emptied, bathed and groomed.

Yet certain habits are ingrained
From childhood days of youth
And breaking them is hard to do,
Plus sometimes seems uncouth.

So when I pay a visit
To perform a bathroom chore,
No matter if nobody’s home,
I always shut the door.

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  1. Date: 6/24/2013 8:55:00 AM

    Hey Irene - How do you think of these things? I really was wondering the same thing the other day. I don't feel like telling. Gotta go. love Kathy

  1. Date: 6/22/2013 9:28:00 AM

    HAHAHAHAH! I'm uncouth! So uncouth! My family are always after me to shut the door!!! I guess it has to do with getting locked in a bathroom when i was six which has made me a hopeless claustrophobic. My biggest nightmare? Airplane bathrooms! Good Grief. Once a guest walked in on me in my home in Cyprus...I'm scarred for life! ;) GREAT POEM! GREAT RHYMING! Love this Ilene! You always make me smile! I need to smile!