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Toilet Trees



When I was a kid I heard this term My simple young mind was aghast How could there be a tree for such things My mind was confused unsurpassed Pictured this scene of a big old oak tree With a seat carved into it's bark The seat had a hole the size of a bum Where a man for relief would park The meaning was finally explained to me Toiletries were sweet smelling lotions To make us tough guys smell oh so purdy This concept I sure had no notion Now when I go out I douse myself With that powerful smelling cosmetic Dressed in my spiffy new velvet attire Enhanced by my charms so magnetic When I was a kid I heard this term My simple young mind was aghast © Jack Ellison 2013

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  1. Date: 8/10/2013 8:31:00 AM
    Very funny, sir. You make me smile. I told my daughter about turbulence on aircraft flights cause we were going to take a trip. She started to cry because she was thinking they were turbul-ants and there would be bugs all over the plane. We straightened that out.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/10/2013 4:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    LOL That tricky old english language eh! Thanks again for dropping in my friend!
  1. Date: 8/8/2013 11:50:00 PM
    A great write Jack, put a smile on my face....Peter

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/9/2013 5:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for dropping by Peter! Cheers!
  1. Date: 8/8/2013 4:36:00 PM
    Cute one..I am a little dense..I didn't get it at first..I had to overthink it ...Ha!!Ha!!Sara

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/8/2013 5:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Silly me eh... big warm hugs xoxox
  1. Date: 8/8/2013 4:03:00 PM
    The soup is certainly an educational destination. Thanks Jack.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/8/2013 4:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Something new every day eh! Have a good evening my friend!
  1. Date: 8/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
    Hahaha! This is very cute, Jack. I always love your subject matter. You never fail to entertain me! Always, Laura

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/8/2013 4:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Does the words weird or strange come to mind! LOL Big warm hugsies xoxoxox
  1. Date: 8/8/2013 10:55:00 AM
    YOu got me! I thought for sure you were going to write about throwing toilet paper over the trees! LOL Light & Love

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/8/2013 11:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Sorry dear Debbie! LOL Big warm huggs from the heart xoxox
  1. Date: 8/8/2013 9:51:00 AM
    you simply knocked me off my socks, jack.. now i have to call you winnie the pooh, lol... this is swell!..:) huggs

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/8/2013 10:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Put those socks back on there, Nette... your tootsies will get cold! Warm hugs... xoxox
  1. Date: 8/8/2013 8:17:00 AM
    When Dragon enlightened the Kung Poo Master... He could have used a lot of this... Snicker... Sorry, couldn't help ourselves... LOL

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/8/2013 8:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You guys are a hoot! Maybe I should dedicate a poem to Dragon!
  1. Date: 8/8/2013 8:12:00 AM
    I was never confused about this word when I was younger, but I never heard this word until I was a teenager and figured it out quite quickly by the way it was used in a sentence...but I surely can see the confusion my friend, so sorry you were lost with this term! But I must say that I was laughing at the humor of your situation, quite funny my friend, this is a wonderful write Jack! What a delightful poem, Great Work!!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/8/2013 8:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    The english language is full of these weird enigmas! Thanks for dropping by Russell!
  1. Date: 8/8/2013 7:47:00 AM
    ha! yes, we all have those words we mishear as kids and you've done a fine and funny job of describing your confusion.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/8/2013 7:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Wonder if others were confused when hearing this for the first time. LOL Thanks for dropping by Ilene! Warm hugs... xoxox