Dumpster Mash

Dumpster Mash

A Poem by barleygirl
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spooky spirits are rising 'round here . . .

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Ransack my stash box in a mood to gripe
under the sofa a reeking jungle is ripe
geez! did five hippos forget to wipe?
plunder my pad, stony weed to swipe!

I guess it’s time to spruce up this dive
must thrash my trash before it goes live
my fanciful funk is fit to chuck and jive
her parting epistle fried my hard drive.

Longtime neighbor is a fussy frump
with all my junk, I’m not her chump
since she snubbed my pitch to pump
her dumpster will collect my dump.

Forbidden clomp with bags of debris
flashlight reveals dead double amputee
scribbled sharpie slur on his sexuality
a dreadful spot for my castoffs to be!

Scour my fog for an alternate plan
too late! a homeless recycling man!
my shoes are now a blood drip pan
mindlessly dropping my debris, I ran!

Don’t pass myself off as any great prize
jolly to see a homeless man’s demise
hidden, I watch detectives demonize
a hapless human’s erroneous enterprise.

Found my stash atop my toilet tank
where I occasionally puffed and drank
this tiny crap closet is gettin’ too rank
but I kneel and toss the man some thanks.

© 2019 barleygirl


Author's Note

barleygirl
We've had an unseasonably cool August here on the central California coast, so I'm in an autumn mood already, which leads to freak leaks . . .

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They did the Mash...they did the Dumpster Mash. I think you're on to something here Bgirl. You really must get at the cleaning if you're finding homeless dead men on your crapper. Autumn is only a moment away, although you wouldn't know it by the weather here. Still, the chill will soon be in the air.

A good one here, friend.
Now bury the dead guy with a coating of lime, fire up your Roomba, take the furry friends and go for a walk.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

3 Weeks Ago

Too much loud hooting coming from me . . . no words to follow this delightful rampage! Thanks for st.. read more
Ted Kniffen

3 Weeks Ago

Oh, you're more than welcome.



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This really is a monster mash up of reeling images Margie. I'm beginning to think that you actually live in this manic mayhem. You certainly have a way with words and nothing seems off limits. I doubt that double amputee and sexuality features in the bumper book of favourite rhymes. This is great fun and poetic roller coaster rollicking ride.
Hard to be!Ives summer's over
All the best.
Alan.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Weeks Ago

Labor day (yesterday) is the grand finale to summer over here, as you probably know. I was so out of.. read more
Lol love this Margie it’s the first day of spring here and father’s day

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Weeks Ago

You couldn't be in a more different space, huh? Here's hoping your springtime is pleasant & not too .. read more
Laughed beginning to end, Margie, and always applaud your creativity. I must admit, as a clean-freak, the creepy-crawler theme made my face twitch. I had to stop myself from a maniacal cleaning episode. And, so happy you found your stash (though I must admit as a cop, you didn't hide it well). :)

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Weeks Ago

This is the funniest review I've gotten in a long time! Very witty . . . the best reward for writing.. read more
let the freak leaks leak away if this is the result, and is in tune as well, brought a smile on a darky stormy night, thanks

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

3 Weeks Ago

Another reviewer recognized my neighbor the hoarder in this poem (I've written about him often) . . .. read more
Oh, you write seasonal poems! I'm excited. This one had me laughing, Margie. It made me think of your neighbor the hoarder that you mentioned to me in a comment once. You never know what you might find hiding under all those precious things. :0

Sounds like a few unexpected things were found. Makes for a fun poem, but not such a fun reality. Thanks for the laughs!

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

3 Weeks Ago

There's something about creepy Halloween writing that gets me in the mood for autumn! *wink! wink!* .. read more
I always loved the Monster Mash song! Dead guys in the toilet and blood dripping? Holy Moly....going to clean my house after reading this one. Hope I don't find the dripping blood in any of my old shoes! LOL This one made me smile. Lydi**

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

3 Weeks Ago

I'm sorry if this grosses you out (true story) . . . hoarder next door moving stuff around dramatica.. read more
Lydia

3 Weeks Ago

OH MY...hoarders are actually dangerous! Sorry you are going through that. Wish I could help. read more
Comically creepy poem... a great way to start getting me in the mood for autumn and Halloween.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

3 Weeks Ago

Yes, as I recall, you do some mean Halloween writing yourself, so I'm glad to have tripped your swit.. read more
It's really good to be prepared in the expectation of something yet to come.
It saves from being deadlocked by unexpected events.

I like the way you think, Margie.
It is really inspiring.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you for stopping by to check out my first "creepy" poem for the Halloween season! I might be g.. read more
Kay Salisu Titilola

3 Weeks Ago

*smile... smile...*
love the humour of this piece , wonderfully told...

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you so much for stopping by to enjoy! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie
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DAH
This poem has all the makings for a SLAM performance. And this line is unique-absolute: "must thrash my trash before it goes live" WOW! And I adore all of the observations and situations offered here. Simply put, this piece is really tight and ready to roll ...

Bravo, barleygirl!
DAH

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

3 Weeks Ago

I love it when someone I admire likes a line I also enjoyed crafting! The kind of fun I have writing.. read more
DAH

3 Weeks Ago

I agree, Margie. And the line is fabulous!

I's my pleasure to critique your work ...

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