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Bathtub Gin
by Ed Matlack

Sunday, March 13, 2005
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 3/14/2005
"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 3/13/2005
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 3/13/2005
Ed, I'm going to take two asprin and call you in the morning......Henry
Reviewed by john zimmerman 3/13/2005
the image oy you sitting on the toilet wth your cup boggles the mind

good nite, sweet prince

Reviewed by Sherry Heim 3/13/2005
ok, I am confused...LOL
Take care,
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader) 3/13/2005
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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