It was the final straw.
Clothes strewn across the floor.
Laundry basket upside down,
Socks writhed around the dressing gown,
Inside out tie dye shirts
And a major darks with lights alert.
Sunday bests with overalls
Deplorable… and that’s not all…
A new washing powder yet to try
Spring-fresh something with wild rye
And conditioner – that me doth smite
I ran out of it the other night –
Such challenges test us from time to time
Things to champion to clear the grime
But through hellfire or high water we must overcome
Under the guise of calmness it will be done.

Posted by Tom Merriman

A future writer living in the present day

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  1. I love the rhyme churning like a washing machine – washdays can be a trial for sure!

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    1. Oh, they so can, Jae! Especially when there’s a big load! 😀

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  2. I decided not to do my washing today – now I feel guilty! Thanks!!!

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    1. Ah… no need to feel guilty, Keith… there’s always time for washing! 😀

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  3. Terrific fun to read, Tom!

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    1. Thanks, Misky… I wonder if you could tell what I was doing as I wrote this? 😉

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  4. But with the nerve-ends so fine-threaded,
    One day that washing will get shredded!
    You’ve cleaned up on this one.

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    1. Thanks, Col. I got it done in the end! 🙂

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  5. Aaah Laundry day!!! 🙂

    I wish I had room for a real washing machine, but my portable machine does the job so I guess I shouldn’t grumble! 🙂

    God Bless oh poetic one!!! 🙂

    Prenin.

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    1. Thanks, Prenin… as long as the job gets done! 😀

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  6. Being a mere male the clothes and other articles have to behave or else they do not continue to live with me. I am sure I hear them moaning when they are spun dry.

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    1. Ah, yes, Oldegg! Mine drip dry, but I think I can hear them moaning there, hanging, as well… 😉

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  7. oh this is just brilliant and a wordle too . . . . puts me into the mood for doing the washing!

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    1. Must be good, thanks, Becky! Nothing puts me in the mood for the washing!!!

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