By Tom King
We are not so tough as we'd like to believe
Nor so wise as we think.
There are always some more tough than we
And others more smart.
In the great and fabled "wash"
The thing everything is supposed to all come out in,
There is, of necessity,
A certain quantity of soap
It stings our eyes
Burns our open wounds
Makes our skin tingle
And puts everything into a great lather.
But, it is believed by many, that we all
Need a good wash sometimes.
No matter how tough, no matter how strong;
No matter how wise we think we are.
© 3/29/2002 – at Lake Palestine