Ode To My Dishwasher

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Oh, great dishwasher, how wonderful art thou?

Stopping me from feeling like a handwashing sow.

Your greatness is in making my dishes so clean,

saving me from scrubbing them until they gleam.

For my family appeared so big I perceived,

upon every dirty bowl and cup I received.

Oh dishwasher, I used to stay up so late,

scrubbing and rinsing every used plate.

Oh dishwasher, you are a fantastic invention,

because of your wrinkly finger prevention.

Now, unexpected guests are welcome to come,

for when they arrive my dishes are done.

Oh dishwasher you have spared me much time,

So that I may read or write a rhyme.

Dear dishwasher, I now no longer think,

that I spend too much time at the kitchen sink.

Oh, my lovely dishwasher, if I may be so bold,

to tell you you're worth your weight in gold.

For you great dishwasher, have given me the time,

to sit back and relax with a glass of wine.

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ytsenoh 5 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

I loved this. Why? Because so many, many of us "know" the effects of everything you're expressing. Your language was very creatively deliberate in each line. Big thumbs up. Thanks for the morning smile!

Dag and Maya 5 years ago

When I lived in the US I always took the Dishwasher for granted. But after moving to Serbia, it became obvious that the Dishwasher is a "rarity". Our current home has one, but I have yet to see a clothes drier !!!

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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

A poetic tribute to an appliance we now all take for granted!

In the US, our politicians have ordered phosphates, a key ingredient, removed from our dishwasher detergent, and now our dishes are not as clean and shiny:


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asmaiftikhar 5 years ago from Pakistan

AN interesting hub and suits to the life experiences of every housewife.voted up dear!

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phoenixarizona 5 years ago from Australia Author

Thank you everyone for your kind comments! I'm glad ytsenoh this made you smile.

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snakeslane 5 years ago from Canada

I can totally relate. Regards, snakeslane

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phoenixarizona 5 years ago from Australia Author

Hey snakeslane! Thanks for reading! Have a great day!

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THEHuG5 5 years ago

This is freakin awesome! Love it, very funny. Voting up :)

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phoenixarizona 5 years ago from Australia Author

@THEHuG5 thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

maggieblue 4 years ago

I love this ode, reminds me of the joyful one I wrote to my microwave oven! Thanks.

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manatita44 2 years ago from london

Excellent poem. I like those kinds of poems that highlight the virtues of inanimate objects. Well done.

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