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The Bathroom

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Allyn
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0 posted 06-19-99 10:39 PM       View Profile for Allyn   Email Allyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Allyn

The bathroom is a good place
For crying, for hiding,
for locking yourself in
When you're in the bathroom
You are human
Even the most important people in the world
have to pee.
Jesus did, too.

In the bathroom,
Nobody will disturb you
For a while

Boys smoke out in the bathroom
Girls gossip about boys
Some of your deepest secrets are trapped in there
Never to leave the bathroom

The few minutes you get to yourself
Should give you time to relax
And sort out your thoughts

People use their bathroom breaks
To escape from the routine day of life
Whether it be a boring class
Or a hard swim set at practice
Or a really long meeting on a summer afternoon

In the bathroom
A girl discovers she's a woman
A woman discovers she's a mother
Somebody discovers themselves
And who they really are
After reflecting on the toilet for a couple of minutes
Out of their everyday life

Maybe everyone just needs to take more bathroom breaks
Not to pee,
But to take time out
And reflect on life.
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Balladeer
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1 posted 06-19-99 11:21 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Very, very good observations here. Some excellent lines in this piece. And I guess you're right. Jesus did have a John. Welcome to the group!
Poet deVine
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2 posted 06-19-99 11:24 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

I really liked this! Offbeat and thought provoking! Hmmmmm why is it called a john?
elvira
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3 posted 07-21-99 11:44 PM       View Profile for elvira   Email elvira   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for elvira

extremely original

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If I had my mouth I would bite. If I had my liberty I would do my liking. In the mean time, let me be that I am, and seek not to alter me. ~~~Shakespeare~~~

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