Today I tried to write something funnier than I've been writing lately. I like writing true things, and part of the truth of life is humor. Well, this poem is true in our family. Sometimes I have to call several times to get people away from their books and magazines and newspapers all stacked up on the back of the toilet!
Students - one of the most fun parts of this poem was trying to make it a surprise. I am hoping that people who read it will not know what it's about until they get to the part where the word "bathroom" shows up. When my husband read it aloud (that helps me revise), I could tell from his face that he was surprised, and I was happy. If you write a poem with a surprise, you will need to think about that when you title it too. Mysterious titles help keep secrets. For example, if I'd titled this, "The Bathroom," you would have known what it was about from the very first line!
Here's a photograph of our upstairs toilet...see what I mean? (I put the picture at the bottom so that you wouldn't know right away what the poem was about.)
Photo by Amy LV
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