Elena Sandu


A Toothbrush Rush - Poem by Elena Sandu

Could I try to
Save self, save us, save the world?
Let's take one soft tooth brush
and start to clean own heart
of every dark spot,
or rust stain
or the mischievous thought
before it comes to be
a putrid mould.
Brush kindly
for rebel stains
that out comes not
in tears soak.
Put more energy,
one gram of salt
and bit more energy
rub well to truly clean
until becomes pristine.
Then go to those near by
with new tooth brushes
as humble gift
and teach them, show
how you have cleaned
own soul.
Then together
take more brushes
and start to clean some more
maybe the biggest dirt of world,
own violent mind, let the clean be done
kindly, by a homely toothbrush.
Then with a peaceful heart
Done to the people of entire earth
from the pit to the top
once brushed, gurgle
and also rinse the big mouth
We can then start
with all the other
things around
Hard to select
But let's start first
To get rid of our biggest s...t
Lets make the world as well as we,
...nuclear...
Free.
Peacefully, with patience
let's give our earth clean
Love.


Comments about A Toothbrush Rush by Elena Sandu

  • (10/12/2014 10:27:00 PM)


    Evocative to the very core, I can see why this took some time, its like a layer cake, the words express things on a multitude of different level. It only takes a toothbrush to stop the cavities of the world. So many wonderful and beautiful lines, one of my favourites
    Then together
    take more brushes
    and start to clean some more
    maybe the biggest dirt of world,
    own violent mind, let the clean be done
    kindly, by a homely toothbrush.

    wonderfully descriptive and imaginative, thank you so much for telling me about this one, an ingénues work.
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  • Captain Cur (6/6/2012 10:20:00 PM)


    Beautiful, let's start with one small toothbrush
    on ourselves and then the world. Save ourselves
    and the world one small stroke at a time.
    Then let us rinse the filth and hatred from our mouths.
    Loved this poem, simple but so very complex.
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  • Heather Wilson (6/5/2012 3:10:00 PM)


    A really lovely piece of writing, I would love a toothbrush like that. (Report) Reply

  • Unwritten Soul (6/3/2012 7:08:00 AM)


    where did you buy that tooth brush? ? ? it can clean mind and heart, i never find it here LOL joking :) Nice message Elena, if we can clean as that it will be easy to clean our mind to remain innocent but it not really here but your poem can replace the toothbrush by sending message to mind! _Unwritten Soul (Report) Reply

  • (6/2/2012 5:55:00 AM)


    What a thought tangent..... (Report) Reply

  • Adeline Foster (5/29/2012 4:41:00 PM)


    Your thoughts come across clear and reciprocated. Clean a world with a toothbrush, lovely thought. Read mine - Time for Another -
    Adeline
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  • Romeo Della Valle (5/27/2012 6:40:00 PM)


    A powerful and well elaborated write that is very impressive and thought provoking! 10+++ Thank you for sharing and keep it up! God Bless You! Love and Peace for always! Romeo-NYC (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 17, 2012

Poem Edited: Saturday, October 13, 2012


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