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An Ode to all things clean

By Lamar WigginsPublished 7 months ago Updated 7 months ago 1 min read
Photo by Aurélia Dubois on Unsplash

Millions of bubbles huddle together,

to wash the sins of a dreadful day

Everlasting suds stretch on forever,

leaving things fresh along the way

Please thank the one who imagined soap,

a purifying remedy with lofty ambitions

Elementary, yet worthy of trope,

scours away the soiled intentions


Scrub all you want, you’ll never be clean,

when you hold onto guilt

from the conscious you stream

Love love love, the way that you run,

from the problems that lurk,

purging is only begun

Take one GIANT leap, for that bar of hope,

lavender scented

makes it easy to cope

Maybe you'll find a vat full of suds

to soak your addled mind-

to dissolve the crippled crud-


In the end, your triumph awaits,

squeaky clean, forgiven mistakes

You’ve rid your mouth of nasty words,

things you don’t mean should never be heard

Exfoliate the stigma, destroy the grime

enjoy the feel of your revitalized rhyme

Until another day and another fragrant brand,

keep scrubbing, my friend until cleanliness is grand.

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Lamar Wiggins

Creative writer in the Northeast US who loves the paranormal, mystery, true crime, horror, humor, fantasy and poetry. Take a chance, you'll be thoroughly entertained.

"Life is Love Experienced" -LW


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  • Naomi Gold7 months ago

    “Scrub all you want, you’ll never be clean, when you hold onto guilt from the conscious you stream” So true! This had a powerful message, but I also enjoyed what a sensory experience it was, reading words like bubbles, suds, and lavender (my absolute favorite scent, flavor, and color).

  • Sara Wilson7 months ago

    I never thought I'd ever enjoy a poem about soap- but this was actually so good! Very nice work 😊

  • Veronica Coldiron7 months ago

    I sometimes wish all those mouthwash with soap had worked into adulthood. LOL! This is a great ode!

  • Just hear me out. Why don't we eat soap? Lol, I'm nuts! Your poem was so deep. I especially loved this line: things you don’t mean should never be heard

  • Tiffany Gordon 7 months ago

    Brilliant work! Go Lamar Go!

  • To be cleansed both inside & out, what a quest.

  • Jazzy 7 months ago

    “Scrub all you want, you’ll never be clean”, whew shot through my heart! 😅

  • Raymond G. Taylor7 months ago

    Nicely done, Lamar. Fresh and invigorating, not to mention lavender-scented. Good luck with the challenge.

  • Mother Combs7 months ago

    So bubbly and clean. Love it

  • Emma Kate Coleman7 months ago

    So relatable! A fun read, Lamar! 🙂👍

  • Jay Kantor7 months ago

    Funny L-Bud ~ Thought you used-up all of your 'Soap' washin' your 'Socks?' J-Bud

  • Brilliant👌😎💯📝

  • Real Poetic7 months ago

    Perfectly done. Soap is a blessing lol.

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