7-Up: Cleanliness Is Next To Impossible

Who else, save that one person

in need of relaxation

would stoop to taking a bath?

From the very first instant

said bather isn't cleaner

but more and more wallowing

in their own scum-laden filth.

◄ The Whole Hog

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Martin Peacock

Wed 19th Jun 2019 14:00

As long as that Roman isn't Tiberius though, eh? What he demanded of his 'tiddlers' doesn't bear thinking about.

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Don Matthews

Tue 18th Jun 2019 10:41

To those well-off enough to have servants:

Who's got a servant to skim off the skum?
Those with a servant to help wash their bum
Nice to be Roman in this day and age
Having such servants with which to engage

Notice I said
Servant not slave
Some would though still
A slave wish to crave

Servant slave
Skim skum
Wash bum
Ho hum ?

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Brian Maryon

Tue 18th Jun 2019 10:19

Personally I get one of the servants to constantly skim off the skum (poetic or what?) and top up with clean hot water.

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