Soap And Water

May I ask,

A favor, small.

A little something,

Not much at all.


It’s been a while,

Week and a half,

Since you’ve washed,

You need a bath.


I just want,

To run and hide.

When you come close,

It’s like low tide.


Might splash perfume,

No, don’t bother.

Won’t do the job,

Like soap and water.


How can anyone,

Just not bathe?

I’m pleading with you,

Please, just behave.


I sympathize,

For you, no fun.

You’re just a puppy,

Rather play and run.


So, get in the tub,

And, soak a while.

You’ll feel much better,

My nose will smile.


We’ll brush your teeth,

Dry with a towel,

You’ll look great,

And, fresh not foul.


  • orchidee

    Good write.

  • Michael Edwards

    Much funloads - posty lots moresome. love it.

    • WriteBeLight

      Ha Ha. Will do! And thanks!

    • P.H.Rose

      Ha ha WBL
      This is great

      • WriteBeLight

        Thanks. Some clean humor! Ha Ha

      • kevin browne

        clean as can be after this poem. great poem for a great hound.

        • WriteBeLight

          Squeaky clean hounds are the best kind! My greyhound hated her bath, but she was a real patient pet. Thanks Kevin!

          • kevin browne

            you're very welcome..!

          • Tony36

            O, the memories this brings up. Great write

            • WriteBeLight

              Thanks Tony! Me too.

              • Tony36


              • Fay Slimm.

                Ah - love the sweet picture and the telling lines on that awful aversion to water - - know how hard it is to convince my little canine that now it the time ............. great read

                • WriteBeLight

                  Thanks Fay. They are always going to put up a fight :)

                • willyweed

                  I for one refuse to read dirty poetry! Mad dame! ww

                  • WriteBeLight

                    Thought I would offer some clean thoughts. ha ha

                  • notapoet

                    Love the pic, and the fun loving write. Great work WBL.

                  • Goldfinch60

                    Good fun write, I can remember the trouble we had when we had a dog.

                  • rrodriguez

                    fun to read and whimsical to fancy... great write my friend.

                    • WriteBeLight

                      Thanks my friend! I love pets but they are a lot of work. Still, they are so wonderful.

                    • BRIAN & ANGELA

                      Thanks for caring HONEY ! Cats lick themselves clean but Dogs can be a problem. Always use a Baby Shampoo ~ Dogs don't like soap in their eyes ! Hugs BRIAN

                      • WriteBeLight

                        Thanks Dear Brian. I really liked washing my greyhound. She was so polite and appreciated the towel drying afterwards! She would then run around so happy!

                      • Augustus

                        At first I thought it was some one at the office. Yes dogs can have a bad odor especially when wet.love the line " my nose will smile".

                        • WriteBeLight

                          Thanks Augustus! I know from what you have said that you love your dogs that are able to run free. Me, myself was not so worried about how my greyhound smelled. I heard it from family members that she needed a bath, but none would volunteer to give her one. So, I did so every Saturday morning. She felt like feeling so refreshed. I could tell. I love and miss her a lot. Thanks Augustus!

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