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Updated on August 17, 2012


Lift a glass, make a toast,

To lovely people sans glory,

Who should be paid so much more,

For maintaining the lavatory.



There is little praise,

And scarce appreciation,

For those wonderful people,

Supporting the “comfort station”.



So many thrones,

Come to mind,

Where I may not again,

Place my behind.



The latrines of Marines,

Like memories stirred.

Are burned in our heads,

As warmer seats were preferred.



Toast those who do,

Tasks that we prefer not to,

Keeping the potty from being spotty,

And becoming our water-loo.


.~Micky Dee~



All of life,

Seems to be a test.

Perhaps particularly,

When you “take a rest”.


Away from home,

We take a chance,

At public toilets,

To drop our pants.


We often have no choice,

When nature calls.

An urgent voice,

Pulls us to public stalls.


Men and women,

Sprinkle when they tinkle,

But all to often,

There’s another wrinkle.


Public thrones,

Can shock and awe.

And many have cursed,

At what they saw.


Empty urinals,

Hang on walls.

As aimless men,

Hose down stalls.


And what does,

The offender find most fond?

It is that over-used,

Last chance “port-a-john”.


And are some surprised,

As they discover,

That they’ve made a mess,

When they hover?


Carefully control,

Your sprinkling splatter.

And especially,

That fecal matter!


Please be discrete,

When you excrete.

Make your rest complete!

Leave a clean seat!



~Micky Dee~


Lift the lid Sid!

Raise the seat Pete!

Wash the throne Tyrone!

Don’t miss Chris!

Clean the place Grace!

Keep a clean privy Livvy!

Sanitize the head Fred!

Wipe the stool fool!

It’s a stall for all y’all!


Today I salute the Federal "rest areas" across America-

................................and those wonderful people who labor - for US!



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    • maggs224 profile image

      maggs224 5 years ago from Sunny Spain

      What a cracking tribute to the unsung heroes of the public toilets the cleaners.

      I can see why Dusty aka 50 likes you so much Micky you have a real way with words and I can so understand why he calls you an inspiration.

      I loved your poem Voting up+ and hitting the buttons as I go

    • Dim Flaxenwick profile image

      Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

      Micky you are a star.

      What you write here is so true, but something most people never talk about.

      I´m with you,. God bless the people who do the job I´d hate to do.

    • stars439 profile image

      stars439 5 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Pretty neat hub. GBY