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Dry Cleaner
by Edwin Hurdle

Monday, July 27, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.
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There's a stain on your life

It is huge and dark

Feeling sad over a breakup

You see him with another woman in the park

How could he treat you like this?

He's just impersonating a man

Will a guy ever make you happy?

Just like Obama,oh yes I can

You try so hard to get rid of it.

It grows deeply into your soul like a cancer

You feel as if nothing can remove it

I come into your life as the enhancer

Its time for a big change

Your mark will leave instantly

I'm going to make you feel special

By loving you constantly

Hold my hand,share this moment

Look deep into my eyes

My words and feelings are true

They're not full of lies.

I'll never hurt you in this lifetime

You deserve the greatest love of them all

Being here,being there for you always

I'll not let your spirit fall

My first name is not Bounty

My middle name is not Paper

My last name is not Towels

But I'm the Quicker-Lift You-Upper

Kiss the pain

Kiss the dirt

Kiss the stain

Kiss the hurt


Copyright(c)2009 Edwin Hurdle


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Reviewed by Melony Cooper 8/14/2009
Well done! Very creative.

Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 8/13/2009
Edwin, this is definitely an interesting poem that seems to have underlying facets that might be interpreted more than one way. The "stain" seems to be a sickness of the soul that makes one "different" that has created pain by the loss of a lover. "Dry Cleaner" had me reading the poem twice to look for shades of subtley.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Russo 8/4/2009
That is quite a devoted kind of love. Touches the heart! ~Elizabeth :)
Reviewed by Richard Orey 8/3/2009
Haven't we all noticed the stain? It seems stains are an integral part of life. If you haven't noticed a stain, then you aren't living.

A unique, innovative write, Edwin. Good job!

Reviewed by Jon Willey 8/3/2009
clever, very clever Edwin -- it is very reminiscent of a song I am fond of -- "Making Memories of Us", by Rodney Crowell -- "and I'm going to love you like nobody loves you -- and I'll earn your trust making memories of us" -- your poem grabs at the realities of love and dedication, with a flair for the novel -- well done my friend -- peace and love -- Jon Michael
Reviewed by Juliet Waldron 7/30/2009
Funny and cool! I hope she got the message!
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 7/30/2009
Beautifully penned.
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 7/28/2009
EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 7/28/2009
awww Edwin this is of sweetness and written from a big heart..wonderful compassionate write.
Blessings, Christine
Reviewed by E T Waldron 7/27/2009
Edwin, it's good to read you,this is a strong well
written declaration of love! A beautiful poem with
a message I hope she welcomes!

Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 7/27/2009
Sweet, endearing and very uplifting to the spirit...

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Lori Moore 7/27/2009
Cute. It's always nice to have a "quicker-lift-you-upper" around.
Reviewed by Nicole Weaver 7/27/2009
Cheer genuis! Very good use of words. Simply one word! GREAT!
Reviewed by JMS Bell 7/27/2009
Reviewed by Masimba Mukichi 7/27/2009
Brilliant write.Keep up the good work Edwin.
Reviewed by Dale Clark 7/27/2009
Clever verse, Edwin, great read!
Reviewed by D Johnson 7/27/2009
Edwin, a truly enjoyable read.... I loved "the quicker lift you upper"

Reviewed by Bennett Kremen 7/27/2009
I like the intensity in your poem. So many of us have so much to offer. Finding each other is the rub. Your poem deals with that. Thanks.
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 7/27/2009
There are lots of fish in the sea and there is one fish that's waiting just for that special person to catch them. Thank you for sharing Edwin.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 7/27/2009
Excellent writing sweet man...sighhhh..well done indeed...have a wonderful and safe day..Hugsss
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 7/27/2009
They call me leopard, no spiritual dry-cleaner will touch my stains!


Reviewed by Kate Burnside 7/27/2009
I love the intensity, the compassion, the clear-eyed realism, the down-to-earth desire to bless and to heal and to succour in this fabulous write, Edwin. And especially the strength and support in these amazing lines:

Kiss the pain

Kiss the dirt

Kiss the stain

Kiss the hurt


thank you, Kate xx
Reviewed by Stuart McCallum 7/27/2009
Edwin, you are 'truly' one of the great poets on this site--and, quite frankly, anywhere.

Perfect, my friend, much enjoyed.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 7/27/2009
Down to earth and very real this poetry comees from the heart and reminds me of the movie where the boy is always just there in the background lovin but never being loved.

Reviewed by George Carroll 7/27/2009
False promises are always sugar coated but are bitter when swallowed.
Reviewed by Paul Berube 7/27/2009
Lucky woman who latches on to you, Edwin. Well said my friend.

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