Whistle While You Work Lalala... Writing in Rhyming Fashion

Updated on April 25, 2020
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I know everyone is growing weary with this C virus, so I have a few suggestions that might help?

People moaning, " I'm bored oh so bored "

Staying inside, wearing a mask when we go outside, feeling absurd

I have a fix for all your whining woes

Start your Spring cleaning, you'll feel better and soon you'll get rid of your inner lows

Spring time cleaning, a dirty, dusty chore

Funny I love it! I want more and more

up on my ladder swipe-swipe-swipe

Look at my windows, they sparkle with each and every wipe

My house is beginning to make suggestions

My walls are calling me, " Paint me a new beautiful shade

Like maybe a cool pastel, or a light green or a soft blue, something that won't fade "

My hardwood floors are yelling, " What about me? I need a spray of mop and glow "

" That sounds good to me, it will add to the beauty of our friendly d├ęcor "

I hear a low twirl, looking up I see the overhead ceiling fans

" Whoa, slow down, remember I only have two hands "

The gas fireplace is sputtering, " I need cleaning too. After all I kept you warm on those cold winter nights

Cuddling together, watching my flame flicker so bright

My thoughts on the C virus

This old C virus can make a person's ego take a nose dive into obscurity

But my house spurred me on with their suggestions, and I found cleaning is good for the soul, leaving me in a state of complete serenity.



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    • always exploring profile imageAUTHOR

      Ruby Jean Richert 

      3 months ago from Southern Illinois

      I promise I will do all you ask willingly. God's blessings.

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      manatita44 

      3 months ago from london

      Please stay safe and pray hard. Much Love. - Lantern

    • always exploring profile imageAUTHOR

      Ruby Jean Richert 

      3 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Manatita. Hard work is good for the soul. I keep a clean house. I enjoy cleaning. I guess I get that from my mother. I love you too my poet friend. Happiness!

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      manatita44 

      3 months ago from london

      Who said that hard work ever killed anyone? Seems to be giving you much serenity, in a time of Mr C. Lol. Love you, Ruby!

    • always exploring profile imageAUTHOR

      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Umesh, happy you enjoyed reading this piece. Thank you much.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Brenda. I have always been a cleaner, I guess it's safe to say that I can't stand dirt or anything out of place. I have a collection of angles that require a lot of work. Thanks a million for reading and commenting.

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      Umesh Chandra Bhatt 

      4 months ago from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India

      Nice depiction. Enjoyed reading.

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      BRENDA ARLEDGE 

      4 months ago from Washington Court House

      Cute one Ruby, but I'm a bit worried about you if you can hear the walls talking.

      Cleaning seems to be the thing to do.

      My mother was so inspired to clean her collection of bells when the glass shelf fell and broke.

      She lost a bit of her collection too.

      Next time she called telling me she was cleaning another shelf which was too high...I made her stop.

      Told her to wait before she breaks something else.

      Boredom does lead to cleaning and if you grew up the way I did...it has to be done.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 months ago from Southern Illinois

      HaHa Kyler, that's the way I feel. I refuse to clean anymore. I want to go shopping and dancing, maybe go to a nice restaurant and have something cooked instead of Dairy Queen's drive through. Thanks....

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      Kyler J Falk 

      4 months ago from Corona, CA

      An excellent piece here, Ruby!

      California is opening public spaces back up to everyone, thank goodness, and with the parks and trails opening up I get to go back to hiking!

      If my house were any cleaner I think the paint would start peeling as I scrubbed!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hi Nithya. I hope so too. I'm tired of cleaning. I want to go dancing. Thanks a bunch.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      4 months ago from Dubai

      Spring cleaning is definitely the way to go. Great poem and I love that your poem has put a positive spin in these difficult times. I hope the scientists find a cure soon.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hi Paula. We're not the only ones who eat for something to do. scoot over, I'm going with you. Rhyme, I do it in my sleep!

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      Suzie 

      4 months ago from Carson City

      Chocolate??? I've been munching on everything in sight!! Good Bye Corona.....HELLO WEIGHT WATCHERS!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Paula. I guess we might as well clean since we can't go dancing. I needed the exercise, sitting at this computer tends to put on weight esp. if one eats chocolate, Yum.....

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Mar. What would we do without our swiffer? Loved your comment and you. Be careful, stay safe at home.

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      Suzie 

      4 months ago from Carson City

      Ruby.......Your positive attitude is worth a fortune, girlfriend!! I love it! Of course you realize you'll have all of us whistling now!!! My cats will wonder what I'm up to!! LOL Cheers, Paula

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      Maria Jordan 

      4 months ago from Jeffersonville PA

      My swiffer and I join you in solidarity, dear Ruby.

      You are a true smile maker and I love you very much, mar

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Devika. I'm glad you approve. Thanks for coming by.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hi Genna. After being housebound, I feel like my house is talking to me. Could it possibly be that I need to go dancing? LOL Thanks for coming to read my psycho piece.

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      Devika Primic 

      4 months ago

      Hi Ruby you are right! It is time sing a long and be merry.

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      Genna East 

      4 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Lol. I just love this!

      "My house is beginning to make suggestions."

      How clever! I started a little spring cleaning over the weekend and it really does make me feel a bit better being cocooned, working at home, and reading gems like this poem. Bless you Ruby, for your sense of humor and artful poetry. Hugs.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Mitara. I just needed to write something for fun, and I have started my Spring cleaning. We ' gotta ' do something or go nuts. Glad to see you. Take care.

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      Mitara N 

      4 months ago from South Africa

      A fantastic write,

      I tell you that I have the spring cleaning bug, which is a good things, as with life at its norm, we hardly have time to get to very much.

      It does bring a lot of soul, comfort and exercising done all in one.

      It's great that we at the stage where we can have one-on-one's with our home, took a lot of work but we getting somewhere first our appliances and have now received the home trust.

      Take care, keep well and be safe

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hi Shauna. I know people will think I'm strange, but I love cleaning my house! Weird, I know. The only thing I really dislike is Ray's organ, it's so hard to clean under the foot peddles. If your house does start to speak to you, let me know? Hee

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      4 months ago from Central Florida

      Fun poem, Ruby. I haven't gotten the spring cleaning bug yet. I guess my house hasn't learned to speak to me!

    • always exploring profile imageAUTHOR

      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Clive, you crack me up with your offbeat comments. lol you might as well lala as you clean.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Ruchira. I love your upbeat comment. Don't forget to whistle while you work. Hee

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Peggy, I forgot to mention the white fence that encloses the front of my house. It was power washed last week. It looked awful. It had green muck all over it. Don't work too hard. Thank you.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Pamela. I doubt my mother could hear any whining, she was too busy taking care of 12 kids. Always good to see you stop by. Thanks

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Bill. I might of whined as a child, but I did it under my breath. My mama had too many kids to listen to a whiner. Thanks for thinking it was a good message.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello William. Whining only makes it worse. For me, the worst part of being homebound is not eating out at a good restaurant. Thanks a million.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hi Eric. We might as well make good use of our time in lockdown. My windows do shine. Thanks for coming by.

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      Clive Williams 

      4 months ago from Jamaica

      Well, we all locked in like bad house slaves might as well do some lalala work.

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      Ruchira 

      4 months ago from United States

      I absolutely loved the way your turned all this around in a fun-frolic way.

      I too have been spring cleaning and cooking whenever time permits.

      Stay safe Ruby.

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      Peggy Woods 

      4 months ago from Houston, Texas

      We will be outside in a few moments doing some power washing of our walks and driveway. Next...probably in a few days from now...will be the outside windows. Lots to accomplish before the heat of the summer begins. I'll be thinking of that Snow White song now. Thanks! It is cute.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      4 months ago from Sunny Florida

      I am not really a whiner either and we were not allowed to whine when I was a child. I did think your poem was good and fun to read, Ruby.

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      Bill Holland 

      4 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Whining ain't in my vocabulary. My parents wouldn't allow me to learn that word. :) Loved your message, Ruby!

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      William Kovacic 

      4 months ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      My favorite line is, "I have a fix for all your whining woes..." Some whiners just love to whine. I don't think there is a fix for them. Thanks for your delightful poem, Ruby.

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      Eric Dierker 

      4 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      You are right on the rhyme and write on the money. In my home we add in the social cheering on and big thank you and boy do we sleep well. Except my wife and son now do 11pm to nearly 10 am. It sure seems to agree with them.

      As the boy says "There is no room for crab grass in our home".

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hi Lora. I find that staying busy helps me get through difficult times, plus, I'm weird, I like to clean my house. I am glad this was what the Dr. ordered. Thanks so much.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Jamie, so glad this helped you get through your daily chores. Thank you much.

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      Lora Hollings 

      4 months ago

      Just what the doctor ordered, Ruby! A fun and lighthearted poem that gives us a push in the right direction. The way to beat the blues is often to do something constructive. Great write!

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      4 months ago from Reno NV

      Fun and helped me get through my daily chores! Jamie

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