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Corinne
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0 posted 02-22-2000 11:01 AM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Corinne

this isn't a very nice poem, but some things just need to be excorcised...


Dirty Laundry


How much washing will it take
to cleanse me from your stink?
The filth you left permeates,
taking nausea to the brink.

I try to brighten, whiten it all
with ammonia and bleach,
I boxed it and shipped it,
but itís still within my reach.

I hauled it to the cleaners
to see what they could do,
but they say it wonít come out,
until Iím rid of you.

So on your bike, off you go
crawl back beneath your rock,
thatís really where you belong
and take your frigginí socks!

© 2000 Corinne Bailey

© Copyright 2000 Corinne - All Rights Reserved
Parker
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... the old black rum


1 posted 02-22-2000 11:17 AM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

Corinne, this is different, honest, I loved the way you ended..........
and take your frigginí socks!

Parker

January Flowers
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2 posted 02-22-2000 12:18 PM       View Profile for January Flowers   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for January Flowers

Big, Fat, Uncontrollable
Smiles
Resulting From This One!
Love The "Rawness".
devina
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3 posted 02-22-2000 12:23 PM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

Just one question between my giggling Corrine- twas it your man or your son that you sent packin??? I was thinking man throught the whole thing till the end with the bike!! Maybe I had too much sugar in my coffee- you got me laughin this morning for sure girl!!!

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...
sandgrain
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4 posted 02-22-2000 12:25 PM       View Profile for sandgrain   Email sandgrain   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sandgrain

WOW!  I smell the stench in this writing.  
Corinne
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5 posted 02-22-2000 12:54 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Thank you Parker and January Flowers, and a sandgrain..."On your bike" is a British expression for get lost!  LOL

Corinne
Parker
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6 posted 02-22-2000 01:57 PM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

Corinne, do you have a British background or are you just learned in all slangs and dialects.

Parker
Corinne
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7 posted 02-22-2000 04:19 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

LOL - Parker, you crack me up!

It's just a saying an old friend from the U.K. used to use...I don't have a British background (been to England, though, does that count?  

Cheshire grin!

Corinne

p.s. it is raining like crazy here today...
Parker
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8 posted 02-22-2000 05:01 PM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

Corinne Maria, what background do you have my dear...... digging.

It's a balmy 10 degrees celsius here, which is kind of nice compared to what we have had.

Is it a warm rain, well after you get rid of them their socks, I'd take a walk with you in it.

Parker
Marina
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9 posted 02-22-2000 05:06 PM       View Profile for Marina   Email Marina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marina

Corinne:  Having a British background I thought it was a perfect way of stating the obvious; well let's at least say polite . A very well written poem and believe me I can relate.

Marina
peanogrl83
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10 posted 02-22-2000 05:46 PM       View Profile for peanogrl83   Email peanogrl83   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for peanogrl83

Twas delightful!  I'm still chuckling! I especially love the last line... lol.  This reminds me of several past relationships where I've sent em packing...(I made them take their socks, too! lol)
                                      Vreni
Seymour Tabin
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11 posted 02-22-2000 07:16 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Corinne,
You broke me up with this poem. Well done.
Martie
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12 posted 02-22-2000 07:45 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Boy, I'll bet you're glad you got that out of your system.  I am--it was great.
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13 posted 02-22-2000 08:12 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Corinne~
I am sitting here giggling !
Well, maybe laughing out loud !
Okay, okay ... so I'm rolling
on the carpet with laughter !
So funny, Corinne.
~*Marge*~


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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14 posted 02-22-2000 08:31 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

ROFL!!!!!

Out with the Tide
In with good Cheer
Get yore Clorox
Outta here!!!!

Love it, Corinne
Corinne
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15 posted 02-22-2000 11:07 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Parker my dear, that's for me to know and you to find out! LOL - It's a cold, hard rain today.

Marina, thank you very much!  I was hoping someone would recognize that saying.

Thank you, peanogrl, Seymour, Marge, Martie and Balladeer.  Felt good, it did!

Corinne
 
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