1952: Sidney Rosenthal’s Magic Marker appears 2003: Procter and Gamble’s Magic Eraser appears 1975: I scrawl my name On the kitchen wall of shame And try out a few On the guinea pig, too. Like magic, the markers disappear.
Poem title from chapter 31 of poemcrazy by Susan G. Wooldridge.
Of the 60 poems I wrote for my poemcrazy project, this ranks as one of my favorites. Not a true story–I don’t recall ever writing on the wall, and we had hamsters instead of a guinea pig (the first named Tina, and the second named Tina 2, who turned out to be pregnant when we bought her, so we soon had about 7 or 8 baby hamsters we had to give away). Peace to your ♥!
Stephanie what is your poemcrazy project?
Hello, David. My poemcrazy project was writing one poem for each of the 60 chapter titles in Susan Wooldridge’s book by that name. You can read more about the project by looking under my Poetry Collections tag, Outlaw on a Poem Walk, From Chapter to Verse. Once I get all the poems posted, I’ll link to a PDF version of the complete collection.