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Raising three kids, you can bet
there was always laundry to do.
When they all left home and would do their own,
I thought those long laundry days were through.

With just he and me, there just couldn't be
that many dirty clothes,
but to my surprise, week after week,
the laundry room floor overflows.

How can two people dirty that many towels,
I always think with a sigh;
and the stains I pre-treat on those white T shirts,
were all made by one old guy.

So I've accepted the fact that the laundry room,
will never, ever by clear,
because day after day, two dirty towels
will for ever after appear.

Kathie Phillips

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The following comments are for "Laundry"
by Kathie

What a laugh
As a single mom, my mother had her hands full with my brother and me. She would always yell and gripe about laundry, dishes, messes in the living room, etc., etc..

I moved out when I was 15, and my older brother went off to college two years later. I was on the phone with my mom a year after that, and she admitted to me that for all those years she thought we were pigs, but living alone, her house was still just as filthy, the laundry was still piling up, dishes weren't getting done, and there was hardly anywhere to sit thanks to all of her plants and books populating the living room. It gave us both a good laugh.

Thanks for this poem, it was nice to chuckle a bit.

( Posted by: chinadoll [Member] On: September 8, 2006 )

I can identify...I had 3 boys and 2 loads of clothes every other problem is the kitchen...but I won't go into that...charming little ditty...thanks for making me smile...Kacee

( Posted by: nitz kitty [Member] On: September 8, 2006 )

What it is
I clicked on this poem because of the title (I like single word titles), expecting that it might be full of metaphor (we all have dirty laundry, right?)

A nice surprise, it is what it is, and the final summation, that there will always be two dirty towels, at least, and that the laundry room will never be completely clear. Well, that is enough for me, it hits the mark just right and it says what you want it to say -- and yes there lies the metaphor, just enough to give us pause to think twice about this one.

Very good,


( Posted by: BWOz [Member] On: September 10, 2006 )

Thanks for the comments
You know, I'm not a deep thinking poet. I think how I live and that is how I write, but there is always someone out there who knows exactly what I mean. Thanks again.

( Posted by: Kathie [Member] On: September 10, 2006 )

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