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In Defence of The Great Unwashed!
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A tongue-in-cheek response to a poem (viewed on another web site) which complained about poor personal hygiene in general, and its effects on the writer in crowds.


Why do you feel that you need to squash
the spirits of those who seldom wash?
Why poetically send 'em all to the slaughter
when their motives are possibly saving of water?

In Australia, the land that I call my own,
where droughts give citizens cause to moan,
there's nothing as crucial, I want you to know,
as strict conservation of H20!

Please understand that, next time you shudder
at the cruel effects of another's malodour,
to rage and castigate you shouldn't oughter:
the problem is surely a shortage of water!

So down play the blame game, just always prepare
by wearing a gas mask to filter the air.
Such  pre-emptive action will attract blessings twice:
you'll support water saving and breathe air that is nice! 



 

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Reviewed by Regina Pounds
Wonderful sense of humour combined with practical thinking...Well done, Patrick!

love and thanks,
Gina
Reviewed by Lori Moore
Thanks for the laugh. Enjoyed!
Reviewed by Cathy McGough
Lol Patrick...but you must remember we're in the midst of a drought! I've just joined up here and I'm pleased to see another familiar face! Cheers! Cathy :)
Reviewed by Rodd Jokre
A bit twisted in my head, but I enjoyed it thoroughly... Thanks...
Reviewed by Victoria Murray
Fabulous as always, Patrick!

Hugs,

Victoria
Reviewed by Kate Clifford
Now here's a twist of thought that not many give thought to. Great write!
Reviewed by T Gray (Reader)
Delightful! If only all lessons in manners were delivered with such seasoning, surely we'd learn them better. Terri
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
Wisdom draped in humor or the other way around. Either way, this is wonderful!
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya
Enjoyed much!!!!
Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader)
Great rhyme......fantastic humour...you've got heads and tails...;)

Ty, Dani
Reviewed by Katy Walsvik
Sigh, My dear Patrick.. with your ever-present poetic genius, you have again penned what, on the surface, is a piece of humor with perfect rhythm and rhyme.. AHHH.. BUT.. firmly packing your tongue into your cheek, you have served up a guideline for responding with sensitivity a universally charged warning to all who would wander through life letting their shallow and superfical replies attempt to dictate without ever looking beneath the surface. This hollered loudly to me that would we all but stop and think.. look and listen to our heads and hearts, we might just find ourselves with kinder or at least more throughtful outlooks toward our fellow men/women... and wouldn't THAT be a step toward a better world?! You so quietly and powerfully hold up a mirror... who's looking? and better still, who's 'getting it?' God, but I've missed your wisdom, your playfulness and your words. Ever ready to hear you, love, katy xox.
Reviewed by m j hollingshead
well done!
there are always two sides to most stories
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