Housework: The tasks, such as cleaning and cooking, that are performed in housekeeping.

So today my mum is coming to stay, and instead of cleaning and tidying my house I’m sat here writing this poem about it! I hate housework, do you?

Tidy here,
Spring clean there,
Wipe a spill,
Mop, then stare.

New spill,
New mess,
More dirt,
Not less.

Uphill struggle,
Dust and grime,
Sweep again,
Not enough time.

Vacuum daily,
Put things away,
Empty dishwasher,
Do this all day.

Laundry waiting,
Food on floor,
Relentless cleaning,
Will do it no more.

A losing battle,
I never will win,
Let’s live in a mess,
I’m done, I give in!


Prose for Thought

22 thoughts on “Housework

  1. I love it lol, this sums up my thoughts exactly. I must think about times a day that I hate cleaning, but still do it! I might save this poem and read it when I feel fed up of it, to remind me it’s not just me πŸ™‚ xx

  2. THIS! This is what I have to show Ross..not that it will make any difference! πŸ˜‰ we were talking today about how housework is a real thankless task. I think poetry is a much better use of time. This is fab. Thanks for linking to Prose for Thought x

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