Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

To Mister Clean - Poem by Herbert Nehrlich

' But Mister Sheen
this is not clean!
It's you I've used
I'm not amused
have you lost power
perhaps turned sour? '

'Oh no my child,
even the mild
unscented version
without immersion
will clean all spots
If your'e a Klotz
and have no skills
you'll use 'no frills
the cleaner Sheen',
by that I mean
partake of me
I am the key
to cleanliness
and godliness.'

Debate is good,
as oft it would
bring out the truth
Up in Duluth
this one took place
where slow the pace
and things are dirty
in minus thirty.
(Sheen had his quota
in Minnesota) .
He tried to sell
his fresh-clean smell
a fragrant flower
with cleaning power.
But both were freezing
she started sneezing
when he suggested
(perhaps you guessed it)
they check the bedding
for in the heading
upon the label
it states 'Im able
to clean the covers
as used by lovers'.

And in the morn
she felt newborn
and vowed to keep
the still asleep
sweet Mister Sheen
to keep things clean.


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Poem Submitted: Friday, July 29, 2005



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