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Bathtub Gin
by Ed Matlack
Rated "G" by the Author.
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See what drinking gin from the tub can get you...?

Bathtub Gin... 


Its not so much I can’t think of anything to write,

But I can’t seem to write anything I can think of,

Cannot can I get it down on paper,

Nothing does come out; unable am I to see the light,

Afraid if I do put it down it may come out as a fright,

Better am I to remain as unusually lip tight…


Propagating with dissemination,

My skills for explanative conversation,

Are hereupon called by me for termination,

I do so with much, though reserved trepidation,

Do I make any sense with this herein communication…?


Passed over was I for brains,

At least that is what I think when I do take great pains,

To write something of worth, breaking my internal chains,

For what I do say within this short treatise, must you sustain…


Is this after all a treatise or formal exposition?

I think I do come loaded for bear with non-verbal ammunition,

When in reality I do seem to find of myself,

I am no more than a boring politician,

Stating the obvious while trying to refrain from repetitive repetition…


As always I do ask, have I made any sense herein?

Or should I go back to drinking my bathtub gin?

Sitting on the toilet with my cup in my hand,

Playing for all the world to hear  on my one handed violin…

            © ed ~ 3/13/05 







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Reviewed by Katy Walsvik
"Better am I to remain as unusually lip tight…"

Ah, EM, leave it to you to redefine "lip tight"... then you tackle big words to rhyme and rhyme and again, rhyme with toe-tapping meter and rhyme.

Actually, beer is better in the bathtub... kinda like a bubble bath. (grin) katy xox

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Hehehehe violin sound better than the Gin!!

Much better option methinks!!

The on will just give you a headache!!

Read My shortstory!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Henry Stevens
Ed, I'm going to take two asprin and call you in the morning......Henry
Reviewed by john zimmerman
the image oy you sitting on the toilet wth your cup boggles the mind

good nite, sweet prince

Reviewed by Sherry Heim
ok, I am confused...LOL
Take care,
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader)
Well if I had drank some bathtub gin I would have fallen in and drowned but I reckon that there would have been a smile on my face. hic.
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