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On Keeping the House Clean

I can't seem to stop writing poetry or reading poetry. I think it is safe to say I love poetry and I love sharing great poetry with others.


There was an old kitchen worth scrubbing

which deserved all the excess rubbing

over there a juice stain

staying clean staying sane

a stretch before olympic mopping.

There was a living room with much dust

or the table with left over crust

one must spend most the day

this cleaning as our play

the only way to keep out the rust.

There was an old stain on my carpet

was this from my children or a pet

time for carpet shampoo

before this stain can stew

my carpet is under constant threat.

There was a bathroom in need of bleach

the floor dirty as black sanded beach

we're pulling all the stops

by using all the mops

there is no bathroom beyond our reach.

There is no time to watch T.V.

the laundry it piles up like crazy

my friends tell me to rest

as I clean after guest

consequences of being cozy.

© 2019 Jamie Lee Hamann


Jamie Lee Hamann (author) from Reno NV on April 15, 2019:

Thank you Suhail and Lorna. Jamie

Lorna Lamon on April 15, 2019:

This poem made me smile and your words followed me around as I tackled the kitchen floor. Very motivating.

Suhail Zubaid aka Clark Kent from Mississauga, ON on April 14, 2019:

Nice poem on an aspect I really try to avoid, unless it is relating to my dog ha-ha.


Jamie Lee Hamann (author) from Reno NV on April 14, 2019:

Thank you Louise, Harish, and Victoria it is such a pleasure to read your comments this morning. Thank you. Jamie

Victoria Lynn from Arkansas, USA on April 13, 2019:

I love this poem on cleaning! Makes me motivated to clean those pet spots on the carpet. I always get so behind! I love your rhyme scheme!

Harish Mamgain from New Delhi , India on April 13, 2019:

Wow ! What a wonderful poem on cleaning. Jamie , with this poem , you 've made this chore an affable affair.

Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on April 13, 2019:

Cleaning is always a drag, but it's got to be done! I need to give my place a good spring clean!

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