The Old Man's Potty Time
Author: Shiloh


Here I sit,
all tired and weary,
within these bathroom
walls so dreary.
Waiting, hoping,
even wondering
if my bowels
will go thundering.
Sitting here
for time eternal,
because my innards,
so infernal...!!
will not play
their joyous part,
will not even
loose a fart.
But will keep me
prisoner here,
with this porcelain
'neath my rear.
And so I sit,
'till my legs sleep.
The tingling hurts
me so, I weep!
Then, giving up,
I try to stand,
and find I must
reach out my hand
to grasp that rail
upon the wall,
to steady me,
oh, 'lest I fall.
Then standing upright
once again,
I turn and nod
to my old friend,
that short, round vessel
on the floor.
Then I turn slowly
toward the door,
knowing I'll
return again,
to spend more time
upon my friend.


Comments on this poem/writing:

Bipedalguy ( -- Sunday, May 25 2008, 07:33 pm

Readin' Room Favorites

I wish I could come up with one as good as that. It's hilarious. I've seen a few good ones in my travels (to various public readin' rooms), but this has 'em all beat.
shiloh ( -- Tuesday, May 18 2010, 09:57 pm

my plumber

my plumber asked for a copy, and has it framed in his shop. i think that's some kind of compliment...
Meridian ( -- Tuesday, May 18 2010, 10:04 pm

that was funny

I'm like Bipe. Shiloh, I was smiling before "But will keep me..." and after.
Colin ( -- Wednesday, May 19 2010, 12:14 am

I'll take......

I'll take poetic 'potty time' with you anyday!!!!
Wyldflower ( -- Tuesday, June 14 2011, 06:47 am


this is SOOOO my may be part of his fathers day present,
shiloh ( -- Tuesday, August 16 2011, 03:25 am

my plumber also

he also framed a copy and has it hanging on the wall in his bathroom at home.... I believe there can be no higher praise than that for any poet!
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