Ode to Pooh. A Sonnet-Ode.

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Beloved Pooh, you’ve given me

A most comforting; most satisfying moment.

Like a fragrant bouquet of lavender flowers,

Presented on Valentine’s Day,

So too, you envelop my being,

With such a sweet delivery!

Bless´ed expulsions!

You’ve taken away the discomfiture,

The endless anxiety of a long train journey.

It was a simple matter of unlocking a desire,

A sweet, yet dying need to expire.

How I love this essential welcomed feat,

Of poetry in motion on a bathroom seat!

For now I bow, to your most magical treat.

-Manatita, 16th March, 2016. Copyrighted.

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shanmarie 8 months ago from Texas

This was so unexpected from you that I laughed louder than I meant to! Think I disturbed the sleeping kiddos. LOL


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Rochelle Frank 8 months ago from California Gold Country

My Dad used to visit the racetrack once or twice a year, and he always bet on the horses that defecated just prior to a race-- knowing that they were feeling really good.

What a creative and observant mind you have.


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Missy Smith 8 months ago from Florida

This was so different coming from you, Manatita. Even so, you have found a way to make even pooh sound glorious.

I think the late Charles Bukowski may have taken your body as a captive on this one, if you watched that video on my last hub, he talks, himself, about a brilliant pooh, although he calls it something different. I did warn who ever took the gander to watch that video to be warned of his straight forward and sometimes vile descriptions of things.

However, Manatita, Charles did not enter your body. I was joking. lol. Because your pooh smells like roses and his, well...I guess you can say it just smelled like sh**. :/

I thought, although it was a very shocking subject for me to read coming from you, it was a great thing for you to venture out and go for it with something out of your comfort zone. I must say, you did this very well. We could still feel your original quality, but a very different subject. :)


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Frank Atanacio 8 months ago from Shelton

Crazy hub.. LOL.. but I get a lot of reading done in my poo time LOL


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Jodah 8 months ago from Queensland Australia

Manatita, now and then you come up with something like this, totally from left field. I enjoy the humorous change. Funny stuff.


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Venkatachari M 8 months ago from Hyderabad, India

Great, Manatita!!! I am smiling at this ode. A very natural, essential process of daily life. Really it gives so much relief and comfort. Without it you can not feel good. A God's gift it is. I experience these wonders of God often and thank him for his wonderful mechanism.

Thanks for coming up with an ode to this process of body. Wish you happy days.


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manatita44 8 months ago from london Author

Well, my Brother Venkatachari M,

You're more even than the others. You show a great spirit of acceptance. I like your stance. Gratitude, Bro.


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manatita44 8 months ago from london Author

Thanks Shanmarie. So sorry about the kids. Happy you got some joy from this. He he. Cool!

Rochelle, very interesting father. Much wisdom there. Thank you so much!

Missy, so glad you liked it. Yes, very different. I did not read it last night in public. No courage. I read your Hub and poems. I usually do the video too, but I don't recall Bukowski's poem on the subject.

Yes, a little of my style is this there, but I touch on laughter once in a while. Good for the Soul they tell me.

Frank, you're the best, man. Funny! Ha ha.

Jodah, is it good for a public read...a poetry read? Yes, the radical left as well. Ha ha.


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always exploring 8 months ago from Southern Illinois

I can't stop laughing. I am amazed! I love the fact that you can write poetry on any subject. I wrote one entitled, ' The Runs. ' HaHa...


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manatita44 8 months ago from london Author

Aah! The Runs ....I will struggle to find a way of making this one positive! My childhood memories ain't so good. Ha ha.

The burning, the cramps, the weakness, the inconveniences. ..the discomfort ... I once had this at school! I was about five years old. Poor me!

I'm sure that I can make them useful. Chuckle ... chuckle.

We're alike, Ruby. We like a good laugh.


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swalia 8 months ago

Hahaha...totally unexpected from you! I was intrigued by the title but never expected this :)

Hilarious!!!


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manatita44 8 months ago from london Author

Sweet Shaloo. Glad that you approve. ha ha. Salaam!


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billybuc 8 months ago from Olympia, WA

So funny! You know what I thought when I saw the title? Winnie the Pooh....LOL No worries, you didn't disappoint me with this fun frolic through the bathroom.


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manatita44 8 months ago from london Author

Ha ha ha. Bill, something different once in a while.

"Humour, my only Saviour." - Sri Chinmoy.


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AliciaC 8 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

This is hilarious! It was a surprise for me when I read it. Like Bill, I was expecting to read something about Winnie the Pooh!


manatita44 8 months ago

At Poetry Cafe, Alicia. Perhaps I'll read same tonight. Haha. Nice surprise, eh. Thank you so much.


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shprd74 8 months ago from Bangalore

Pooh! awesome.

The people who struggle everyrday, will know this is a serious matter.

Hehe. is no easy act.

- hari


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manatita44 8 months ago from london Author

Ha ha, Hari. You make me laugh too. Funny!


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MsDora 8 months ago from The Caribbean

Manatita, your sweet expressions overflow to the appreciation of any and everything. You simply cannot help it. Shocking an hilarious!


manatita44 8 months ago

HAHA. WANTED TO BE A BIT FUNNY FOR A CHANGE. GRACIAS.


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RJ Schwartz 8 months ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

Are you developing a new genre of poetry my friend - doo-ing your doo-ty to share it with us all? I'm still laughing !!!


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manatita44 8 months ago from london Author

Really funny, Ralph. Ha ha. It's good to laugh. Thanks Bro.


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bravewarrior 7 months ago from Central Florida

Manatita, you surprise me quite often of late! When I read the title, I thought your poem would be about Winnie the Pooh. Little did I know you were giving (eloquent) thanks to a daily ritual.

Scent of lavender? Are you saying your s%@t don't stink???? Tee hee.


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manatita44 7 months ago from london Author

A bit stretched yes. Just trying to show the essential goodness in things seemingly unwholesome. Also its good to digress occasionally. Thank you Shauna.

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