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Nan
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I can not take
The trash out yet.
Itís raining and
I might get wet.

Besides, I worked
Hard from the start
To build my trashy
Work of art.

I filled the basket
To the brim.
My trash was looking
Mighty grim

I crushed it down
When o'er it ran
To make more space
Within the can.

Because, of course,
I then could fit
More trashy stuff
Inside of it.

But I wonít let
It overflow.
Iíll balance
Everything just so.

That empty box
Can stand on end,
And cardboard stays
With just a bend.

I stuff some paper
Here and there,
Pour on swept dust
From everywhere.

The coke cans and
The garbage fit,
Just so they don't
Fall off of it.

On top egg shells
And coffee grounds
Fill in the gaps
Is what I've found.

The final touch
Is when my toilís
solidified
With crumpled foil.

Iím proud to say
This skill of mine
For balancing
Trash sculptureís fine.

I wonder now
If I should stop
Or let it span
The counter top.

The rain has stopped ~
All righty then.
Iíll empty it
And start again.






[This message has been edited by Nan (edited 03-14-2000).]
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infinat3 sadn3ss
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1 posted 03-14-2000 02:58 PM       View Profile for infinat3 sadn3ss   Email infinat3 sadn3ss   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for infinat3 sadn3ss

i never realised how satisfying a full trash can could be . such a wonderful metaphor.
thankyou.
Local Rebel
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2 posted 03-14-2000 03:04 PM       View Profile for Local Rebel   Email Local Rebel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Local Rebel

Nan...

really like ditty's about everyday life like this .... nice!!!  

If I may...a small suggestion..

"I crushed it down
When it got full
To make more space
In the barrel."

How bout,

I crushed it down
when oe'er it ran
to make more space
inside the can...

  


Marilyn
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3 posted 03-14-2000 03:04 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

Now Nan...are you really creating a work of art or just don't want to have to empty the trash until you have to? lol. Great piece my friend.  
Corazon
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4 posted 03-14-2000 03:39 PM       View Profile for Corazon   Email Corazon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corazon

nan I love this.....makes me smile at all the things I still have on my need to do list  
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5 posted 03-14-2000 03:58 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is really cute, Nan. It is definitely time to discard the work of art when the flies start haning around!  

Denise
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6 posted 03-14-2000 04:13 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Yanno, Nan... somewhere there's a museum clamoring to display your masterpiece! LOL. This is great... I enjoyed it very much!
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Very, very inventive and cute!

Corinne
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Nothing like a fresh start... I assure you.  But is still got flies hanging around from my last project... what's up with that? ...LOL  Good poem, Nan.  Thanks for the smile.


Michael
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This was very good and very funny.  Thanks.

LBL
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10 posted 03-14-2000 08:52 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Nan, only a gifted poet could write such a poem from such a topic, or think of it to begin with, or actually do it...you are a true arteeest.  Loved this by the way.
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Spray it gold and sell it! I'm sure some 'art critic' would buy it. Then go out and get a trash compactor!!! Cute poem! I love it!  
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12 posted 03-14-2000 09:23 PM       View Profile for Rex Allen McCoy   Email Rex Allen McCoy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Rex Allen McCoy's Home Page   View IP for Rex Allen McCoy

I got a good laugh from this one ... thanks
Heh ... I'll bet you can't get it to the curb with only one hand


Rex}<{{{{o>
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13 posted 03-14-2000 10:59 PM       View Profile for Cerenity   Email Cerenity   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cerenity

Hi Nan,

The poem is wonderful, so I desided to share it with my girls and of course they loved it too, but the great thing was that they said thats something we do mom.

Thanks for the read,  Cerenity
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14 posted 03-14-2000 11:35 PM       View Profile for doreen peri   Email doreen peri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for doreen peri

There is no trash as wonderful
as when the can's no longer full.
Enjoyed this poem, Ms. Nancy Ness.
And now I'll go to bed, I guess,
but not before I here suggest
that some trash cans should hold the best
of empty bottles of champagne.
When I get there, I will explain.


doreen
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15 posted 03-14-2000 11:52 PM       View Profile for jbowie   Email jbowie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jbowie

have you ever read "where the sidewalk ends"? reminded me of that childrens book - oh and by the way Nan, I can not thank you enough for pulling me back from the deep Maine woods into the circle once again.
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Thank, my dear friends...

infinat3 - Metaphor?.. Mayhaps - but I really did have to break down my sculpture this morning..

L Reb -  Thank you - I was struggling with that stanza... You have contributed to a new artistic genre..

Mar, Cor, Denise, LBL, Martie - I have to confess - It really got out of hand this time... No flies yet, though..

suthern - Geesh - I was looking for a "mausoleum" the whole time..

Michael - Whatever it takes to make you smile, my friend

PdV - I had a compactor - I broke it - Over-filling it..

Rex - Need a job? It pays pretty well

Cer - My girls do it too... I taught 'em well

dp - Scrabpagne?

jbowie - Don't even THINK of disappearing again - It's only a 3 hour drive to go drag you outa there.....
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17 posted 03-15-2000 07:17 AM       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

Nan~
Great humor here.
I like my friends
'A Little On The Trashy Side'
I'm 'over-flowing' with like for you !
Hello, friend !  
~*Marge*~


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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a poem my hero silverstein would be proud of o yuh!
Munda
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Now you're even creative with trash....now wonder you're busy !  
Liked this a lot Nan.  
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20 posted 03-15-2000 09:22 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Nan,
Just wonderful. *L*
Nan
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Marge - Thanks for being a super sleuth

wow - Hadn't though of Shel - but if he'd like it, I guess I'm a happy camper..

Munda - You know - It's just one of those mundane things ya gotta do...

Sy.. Thanks muchly, my pal..  



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22 posted 03-15-2000 08:56 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Nan, this is garbage!!!! (and very well done, may I say?)  
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23 posted 03-15-2000 09:38 PM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

My garbage never looked THAT good!  I'm jealous to say the least!  hehe  I've done that balancing act myself!  This is too funny!  I've learned it's much easier in the long run, to just take it out!!!  Pssst...I love your flies too!   LOL
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Oh no...and destroy your masterpiece  
Thanks for the smile today Nan  
 
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