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Public Tiolet Wall Graffiti

The graffiti on public toilet walls
is not the basis
of the national educational system

Perhaps they should be
since most of the text
covers various accents

Sometimes numbers are involved
and more often than not
human biology is detailed

Such is the depth of knowledge
and the so great is the intimacy of detail
That I’m of the belief they were put there by doctors

Are these scribblings
A genetic hand-me-down
from our cavemen ancestors

Have the scientist’s been wrong all these years
are caves the toilets of our heritage
a picture man chasing an animal
misunderstood as “The great hunter of the tribe”
was really saying “Grak does it with wildebeest”

The picture of a man walking through a jungle
to a large mountain range
Misunderstood as “The boy taking a great journey in a rite of passage to manhood”
when it really meant “For good time see ‘Grak’ in forest beneath shadow of mountain”

I know from a personal experience
that I dive into a great deal of thought
whilst relieving the body of built up fluids

Did the great writers of our history
Start with toilet wall jargon
Elizabeth Browning’s – “How do I piss here, let me count the ways”
Dickens’ – “A tale of two tities”
Wordsworth’s – “I shat here, lonely as a clown”

I truly believe as writers
we should put our greatest works
were the majority of people
will have the greatest chance to read them

So I encourage you all to carry a permanent marker
into any toilet
be it at home, work
a restaurant
even a mates place

I warn you though
never write on the walls of a teachers toilet
I saw it once in my life time
pristine in it’s cleanliness
on the left hand side
at eye level
when sitting down
the hastily scratched words “You never see graffiti on the teacher toilet wall!”

beneath it in impeccably neat writing “Needs more work 4/10”

Damage © 6.3.2009

Public Tiolet Wall Graffiti

Damage

Joined April 2009

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