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Toothpaste Words

Toothpaste words
Squeezed out 
With all the vigor of a three year old;
Smeared across 
The surface of our marriage-
Abrasive and Burning.

Warning!
Harmful if swallowed.
Killing germs of trust and respect
Fighting calcified love
Results proven.  It works.

So keep squeezing the tube.
When it's all washed away,
I will have a fresh breath,
And you'll be holding
Just an empty tube
And the knowledge that 
Toothpaste words can never be taken back. 

JSC 2004

This is another archive piece, I'm sharing here.  It is not current or personal, so comment as you wish.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 3/19/2015 8:30:00 PM
"It works." That line felt like the gavel of a judge. I like it. Thank you for the read!
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Jaycee Cervenka
Date: 3/21/2015 11:53:00 AM
Perhaps it was but also the biggest warning sign. Thanks for commenting
Date: 3/14/2015 11:50:00 AM
Hi Janet! This is such a creative and powerful poem. Great theme! Hugs, Kimberly
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Jaycee Cervenka
Date: 3/21/2015 11:58:00 AM
Thanks for reading.
Date: 3/13/2015 9:13:00 PM
My fav line "I will have a fresh breath, And you'll be holding Just an empty tube And the knowledge that Toothpaste words can never be taken back." Very authentic write. #7
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Jaycee Cervenka
Date: 3/21/2015 11:45:00 AM
Thanks for the read. Toothpaste/words analogy is one I heard as a teen and it just stuck.