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On Keeping the House Clean

My name is Jamie Lee Hamann and I started writing poetry on Hubpages back in 2013. Every year I share a poem a day in April.


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

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