Posted in Poem of the Day, Seniors

You Don’t Need Toilet Paper (a poem)

Listen up... you don't need Toilet Paper in your life!
Please take it from me, and Betty, my wife
This Corona-virus they say, it's creeping up quickly
"Buy toilet rolls NOW, for when you get sickly!"

The squabbling in shops; aren't people just AWFUL?
Well, we got through The War, it made us resourceful
So here's a few tips, you might put into practice
For bathroom ablutions, while the Kleenex is cactus.

The go-to solution?  Simply shred up The Times!
Too bad that it's raspy (and it might leave print lines)
But it's worth it for smugness, when wiping the face
Of a fool politician, with dumb policies in place.

Another good ploy, for loo-roll relief
Is to extract from your fig tree, a large singular leaf
Totally natural, so there's no need to be frowny
Just make sure it's utilised, bristle-side downy.

An old shirt can be handy, as you perch there alone
When you find yourself paperless, sat on the throne
Or a dried-up old corn-cob, on the end of a twig
You can double it up, for the jobs that are BIG.

But a slice of Bet's fruit loaf, is solid and thick
And for ultimate absorption, it does do the trick
Chock full of nuts, it's the thickest of ply
Hey, you wouldn't want THAT, caught in your eye.

Oh, our lives are a shambles, there's an odd-smelling stench
We'd rather hold off; we're starting to CLENCH
Like the loss of a pet, we mourn beloved bathroom tissue
Come back soon, Toilet Paper... DEAR GOD, HOW WE MISS YOU!

-by Barry P. Knightly, age 94yrs

ALL IS FORGIVEN!!!

HAPPY CARING!

Cheers,
Dollie

Author:

Dollie Dogood: Professional Carer & Elder Enthusiast. Assisting older adults to remain living happily ever after in their own homes - DIGNITY INTACT. Jotting down the good bits.