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CRYING
by Joyce I Devenish

Friday, August 03, 2007
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I am not really crying. I am singing an old Jerome Kern song. My feelings get very hurt when the neighbours think I am crying. So I smile and say 'soap gets in my eyes'

CRYING

 

They ask me how Iíve known,

Where my towel had flown.

They hear my painful cries, and me they do despise ,

When soap gets in my eyes.

The bath is not the place they say, to wash my graying hair,

Whatever they say I go in all the way and as long as I can,  I stay there.

Now, when Iím dry, youíll never hear me cry,

For  Iím without a care.

 

So I smile and say, this old lady cries

When soap gets in her eyes.

 

 

 

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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 11/22/2007
Nicely done, Joyce. To me, this can be "understood" on different levels. Thank you. Love and best wishes,

Regis
Reviewed by William Bonilla 11/18/2007
A BEAUTIFUL WRITE JOYCE
I CRY TOO WHEN SOAP GETS IN MY EYES
I DON'T UNDERSTAND I KNOW ITS ONLY A WRITE
BUT HOW CAN ANYONE DESPISE A WONDRFUL
LADY LIKE YOURSELF

lOVE & PEACE BE WITH YOU
wILLIAM


Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot 8/13/2007
Oh heck it stings, no doubt about that...These days I use a natural shampoo and conditoner, and a sorbolene soap, it's less stressful.
Thanks for the sharing.
Love Ch'erie
Reviewed by Tavia McDowell 8/7/2007
I jump around when soap gets into my eyes; I even scream and yell, I don't think I ever cried tho. LOL!
Thanks for sharing.
Tavia.
Reviewed by Amor Sabor 8/6/2007
Really interesting write. I shower and pretend I am in the bath and also pretend my hair is not graying...so I am close to crying even without soap in my eyes. Well done.
Reviewed by Kay P Devenish 8/4/2007
You are funny,I cry when I get soap in my eyes too.
I love it!
Hugs
From
Kay
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 8/4/2007
Awwwww! This is so cute and yes when soap gets in the eyes it burns and makes us cry. Not so with Johnson's baby shampoo though, wish they made an adult version. Nope, wash my hair in the kitchen sink, easier to control the soap, water and keep those towels closer. Only becomes a problem when my kitties want to play with my hair when I am trying to wash it.........

Be safe,
Karen
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 8/4/2007
Joyce,

Whilst running my bathwater, I wash my hair and rinse in the flowing water from the faucet. :) SHUT YER EYES and the soap won't get in. I hope. :) An adorable write.

'Course, like Stan Grimes said, be glad you have hair. :) Just got mine cut yesterday, so don't need as much shampoo......LOL Less likely to get soap in me eyes.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 8/4/2007
Cute...
Reviewed by Stan Grimes 8/3/2007
Be glad you have hair. Nice write.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 8/3/2007
I use the shower, but hey,whatever feels right to you is what
counts;-) Just watch that soap it can really burn;-)...fun poem!

Love,
Eileen
Reviewed by Rafiriio Daniels 8/3/2007
I truly enjoyed your work! Keep poetry alive!



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