Thursday, June 24, 2010

Magpie Number Twenty





JUST A TOOTHBRUSH

Behold the lowly toothbrush
basic tool you say
for cleaning teeth and brushing gums
to keep decay at bay

I suspect if you are just like me
you hang on way too long
to brushes filled with germs & mold
and that's just plain old wrong

We must heed what dentists preach
replace our brushes often
two weeks, three weeks you should know
they do begin to soften

Be careful where you store that brush.
no dark enclosures - no hard cases
your toothbrush needs a place to breathe
it needs dry air and sterile spaces

Take heed of what I tell you
listen to what I share
for if you don't .. I promise you this
many hours in your dentist's chair


37 comments:

  1. I can see this one framed in my dentist's office!

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  2. I agree with Willow send this to the Nat Dental Assoc. or at the very least frame it and give copies to your local dentists, signed of course! LOL

    What sheer fun!

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  3. Oh Helen how true is this...I had to spend a few $$$ last year in that chair.....Bravo ...bkm

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  4. Indeed...
    Time to replace mine, then.

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  5. Learning through Laughter! That's what you've achieved!

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  6. wise words cleanly stated..nice magpie!

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  7. Where were you when I needed you!!!
    Seriously,they are right. Could be a hit in schools!

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  8. This magpie is one to share with my 5 daughters...Thank you, Helen!

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  9. Hours indeed. I love it and I am sure do dentists all over.

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  10. a remarkable note to young people :)

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  11. Must print this out and tape it to my bathroom mirror! Three weeks, I've had my toothbrush for... actually I won't say!

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  12. I will print it and give it to my children... to stop their complaints when sent to brush their teeth.

    great magpie

    loveNlight
    Gabi

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  13. Is there a dental journal somewhere you could submit this to? Seriously. Well done - fun magpie!

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  14. This is simply adorable. Your use of rhyme is awesome. :-)

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  15. Anything but the dreaded chair!

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  16. Nicely done. Many dentists would like that on their walls where the patients can see.

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  17. oh yes....good wise words indeed! I am off to buy my brush! Great advice and great Magpie~

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  18. Ha! I got a good laugh out of this one. Nicely done.

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  19. This poem could replace a tooth! If I had this hung in my bathroom; I'd be sure to brush more often and longer! This is BIG marketing...where's Berowne?

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  20. I need to read this one to my 4 young kids! They all have pretty bad teeth...Fun Magpie!

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  21. ack. anything to avoid that chair! nice magpie!

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  22. I must say that you've convinced me -- cute warning!

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  23. I loved this and I promise to pay attention to it.

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  24. But I love my floppy old brush!! Just like my floppy old slippers..but alas, the consequences are different!
    Very clever!!

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  25. Excellent and one that you should offer to your dentist for his waiting room wall!!

    Christine

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  26. Wonderful poem! And I agree, I know your dentist would love a framed copy for his wall!

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  27. that should be on the mirror in every home!

    submit this, somewhere!

    awesomely magged!

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  28. Lesson well taken. How quickly the months fly by.

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  29. Lovely, darling H!

    Hope you are having a fabulous summer so far!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  30. Hi Helen, great job. I did like this. Blogging sure keeps the old mind moving and thinking. Thanks for your visit. Your writing skills are super.
    QMM

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  31. Speaking of... I'm overdue for the dentists. Er oh...

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  32. No dark spaces, huh? I need to take better care of my toothbrush, which also means throwing it out more often! This is a really fun read, great magpie!

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