The Kitchen Sink


By: Wayne Brown

There’s nothing to write about; nothing of which I think

So, I realize it’s come the time to write of the kitchen sink

Yes, that boring old apparatus on the counter in the kitchen

To see if can write a poem about it, well I’m just a itchin’!


It sits out in the kitchen within the counter it is restrained

It normally has a water spigot; the newer one two drains

The color choices run the gambit; range from pink to white

Sinks adds to the décor while being a functional delight


Now in case you are confused by what I write about

It’s the porcelain thing in the counter with a water spout

We use it to wash vegetables and sometimes clean a dish

It has a thousand uses; almost anything you wish


Now some might say oh no! He would not write of that

An obviously boring subject; not interesting one tat

But why not write about it and tell you what I think?

Why not a little poem about the old kitchen sink?


Look at that smooth finish cool finish made of porcelain

Touch the rounded corners; put your fingers in the drain

Reach up and turn on the tap and let that cold water run

We’re playin’ with the kitchen sink, oh ain’t lotsa fun!


Some have two compartments for a wash and a rinse

Each one has its own drain; that makes a lot of sense

Wash your fruits and vegetables; shampoo your hair

Rinse some nylon hose or soak some dainty little wear


It sits out in that counter for days now without flaw

It can do most any job; beats anything you’ve saw

Yet we take it for granted; pass it by without a wink

That very much unappreciated all-purpose kitchen sink


The kitchen sink is quite versatile; a damn fine invention

It’ll handle most any job and it’s just the right dimension

Look all about your life; tell me what you really think

What do you own that can compete with that kitchen sink?


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eovery 6 years ago from MIddle of the Boondocks of Iowa

Wayne, you a such a good you can even do a good job writing about the kitchen sink.

I challenge you to write about a brick next.

Keep on hubbing!

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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@eovery...Ha Ha! Thanks for the good words...I may have to have a few drinks to get my imagination juiced! Don't give up on me! WB

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breakfastpop 6 years ago

Love the kitchen sink article. I once wrote a long piece about a pencil. Ah, memories...

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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV

Wayne nothing wrong at all with a poem about a kitchen sink, I've named my bathroom fixtures. Bathtub is Tubby Tub, and sink is Eggval, and commode is Johnny!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@breakfastpop...did you write about the sharp or the dull end? LOL! Great memories abound! WB

@Tom Whitworth...Tom, I just put in a call to the intervention foundation...they'll be right over! LOL! WB

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TimBryce 6 years ago

The only problem with sinks is replacing them (or the garbage disposals underneath them). Wayne, as usual, I enjoyed it.

All the Best,


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@Tim Bryce...those thoughts occurred to me as I wrote the poem but, like you, I find them big downers so I intentionally ignored them and filed them under "maintenance" for another poem. Thanks for the read and the good words! WB

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MartieCoetser 6 years ago from South Africa

I cannot think

How to eat and drink

Without that useful thing

In which we do the cleaning

Forever lives the kitchen sink!

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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@MartieCoetser...why there are no end to the rhymes concerning the sink! Thanks much! WB

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epigramman 6 years ago

...well you wrote one about a kitchen sink - I just wrote one about a blender!!!

No one writes like Mister Brown and that is the highest compliment I could give a fellow hubber/poet - you have your own style - your own language - your own poetic character - I would like to think that the epigramman falls into that category too - no one quite writes like the epigramman - especially this new one about the blender - nothing wrong with a little shameless self-promotion - lol lol lol

...always a pleasure to read your fine fine words Sir!

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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@epigramman....Oh but sir, there is no one on the hub who can rhyme so completely like the epigramman. I am but a humble lemonade-stand poet who is happy just to stand in that long shadow casts by your talents. You sure, as you wish, are unique in many ways and your humbleness and upholding of the talents of other writers is endless. You sir, are an example to us all. BTW, I might write about the versatile monkey wrench next! I'll be over to read about your blender soon! WB

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epigramman 6 years ago sinks ... blenders ... monkey wrenches .... what next?????

..and thanks for that fine tribute - it makes my heart glow and my head swell - now I can't wear Slim Picken's cowboy hat no more!!!!! (the one he wore at the end of Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove)

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saddlerider1 6 years ago

Oh the mighty ode to the kitchen sink. I remember as a small boy the kitchen sink was used for so many things, bathing in, dishes, washing undergarments, washing pets, you name it I think my parents used it for. I will never forget the morning I was suffering a hang over and my mother dunked my puss into a dirty sink of dish washer to wake me up and told me the next time I come in with booze on my breath she would take the belt to me. Oh thanks mom for watching my face:0)) in dirty sink water. blah blah blah. lol

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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author's a mighty fine apparatus. Right up there with loaf bread and indoor plumbing. Thanks for the comments Ken! WB

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Exotic_Kitten 6 years ago from From: Galva, IL /// Live in: Bogalusa, LA

Lol Aww That's So Sweet = ) Good Job Dude! keep up the good work = )

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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@Exotic_Kitten...thank you. I just wanted to show there was always somewhere to go when you have exhausted the other sources! LOL! WB

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Exotic_Kitten 6 years ago from From: Galva, IL /// Live in: Bogalusa, LA

Lol No Problem = ) And You Sure Did Show Them LOL

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writinginalaska 6 years ago from southeast Alaska

A fine piece of work oh Wayne. Now I don't feel so silly for writing about a mooing cow and knock knock jokes lol! Good job, I got a chuckle out of it. ;) lvh

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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@writinginalaska...Thank you. You are never truly crazy, even when you talk to yourself, unless you answer. Otherwise, there's no holes barred when it comes to material! LOL! WB

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Truckstop Sally 5 years ago

Wondering if this was a challenge? contest? Or just WB torture?

According to my sources . . . from The Oxford English Dict.


everything but the kitchen sink and similar phr.: everything imaginable.

1948 Partridge Dict. Forces' Slang: Kitchen sink, used only in the phrase indicating intense bombardment-'They chucked everything they'd got at us except, or including, the kitchen sink.' 'The kitchen stove' was also used.

1958 Wall St. Jrnl. 23 Oct. 4/4 Gen. Trudeau said the military services often slow down development of new weapons because we are such perfectionists that we want everything but the kitchen sink in a weapon'.

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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

@Truckstop Sally...This was an accidental challenge to myself. One day I was thinking about a subject to write about and it dawned on me that I had written about everything but the kitchen sink. So, I decided to write about it. Then eovery read this one and challenged me to write a verse about a brick...which resulted in "Eovery's Brick". But in the end, it's just WB screwin' with your mind! LOL! WB

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