Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Cleaning Day

PAD Challenge day 22: For today’s prompt, take the phrase “(blank) Day;” replace the blank with a word or phrase; make the new phrase the title of your poem; and then, write your poem. Possible titles might include: “Happy Day,” “Sunny Day,” “Thanksgiving Day,” and “Happy Birthday.”





Tis wise to take the time sometimes to clean out nooks and crooks
To chase the drowsing bunnies from do-dads and brick-a-brac
To leaf through closets, cupboards like the pages of old books
And wrest with cloth-broom-mop stayed dust from crevice-corner-crack

Tis wise sometimes to take the time to swallow our pride 
And tackle 'drawers' oh horrors, we keep hid from outside folk
Its strange, what human nature can ignore, excuse and hide
Until some unsuspecting 'oops, oh my!' gives it a poke

Then shake and scrub, rub-a-dub-dub, sweep out the 'shame on me'
To keep a house in order requires old-fashioned grit
But hard work will return the 'rooms' to what they ought to be
The sparkle worth the effort that it took to polish it

Janet Martin


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