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June 2008 Poets Page

A celebration of poetry written by members and friends of the MuseItUp Club. Submissions are invited for this page.*




Writing Letters on the Toilet


by Russel Chale



I kneel before the toilet bowl
And push aside the paper roll
My tool is there within my hand
It's set to flow at my command

I grip it tight, so firm and hard
To use it quick but stay on guard
I rise up to a higher stance
And do a little funny dance

The time is now, it's no retreat
To write my name upon the seat
I'll make sure ev'ry letter's clear
And hold my breath, control my fear

Each stroke produces a result
I don't care if it shows insult
This closet's mine and mine alone
I've placed my claim upon the throne

I throw the thick black pen aside
And study my hand's work with pride:


Russel Chale  2008




Russel Chale is a figment of a writer's imagination. Poetry credited to this pseudonym appears regularly on, where it has won a number of prizes. The man behind the name was not born in New Zealand, and he has never starred in a Hollywood movie.





*Send poetry submissions to .

Please include the words “Muse Marquee Poetry Submission” in the subject line. Special themes for 2008 are romance and human failings.


The Poets Page is edited by Les Stephenson.