The JUNK DRAWER

I’ve always taken special care

Of broken jewelry you no longer wear

And old hair ties that hold up your hair

The match books and twisty ties are my close friends

I would be devastated if this friendship ends


When you are looking for tape or scissors

They are always in their place

I’ve got pencils with tops if you need to erase

That lid for the canned pet food comes in handy at times

There’s a cloth for your glasses to make them shine


When you are looking for a pen and paper

You can count on me

I even have a magnifying glass to help you see

When you open a bag of chips, I’ve got one of those clips

And in the far corner is Chap Stick for your lips


If you cut your finger and start to bleed

I’ve got exactly what you need

The wooden ruler is here if you want to measure

There are so many things I really do treasure


The tossed copper pennies accumulate at times

I’ve often wondered why you don’t add shiny dimes

I have an array of different size rubber bands

And pretty smelling lotion to soften your hands


I guard your address book, it’s important to you

I care about your things, yet you may have no clue


Do you need a paper clip or a safety pin

Come see me, you can find one within

I try to keep things ever so neat

I’m here for you, I must repeat

I hold all your stuff like never before

I’m proud to be your little junk drawer.

Please don’t think about eliminating the clutter

It will make me sad and my heart will flutter

I love my gadget friends, they are all so dear

Please do not bring the garbage can anywhere near

It’s important you listen to what I have to say

Everything I hold you may need one day.

                                                          sms

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DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL LITTLE JUNK DRAWER

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Sunnie Day 5 years ago

Good morning Sharyn,

I loved the hub such a cute poem..I was wondering if you have been peeking in my junk drawers as we seem to have the same stuff? lol The video was adorable. I laughed so hard.. Thanks for making me smile today.

Sunnie


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Plarson 5 years ago from Alabama

SS- I think we all have a junk drawer. I know I still enjoy plundering my mom's junk drawer when i find time to visit! I always found amusement in the fact if you ever asked her what was in the drawer she never had a clue, but yet if you asked her where something was she told us to go look in that drawer. lol Gotta love her. -Paul


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Kimme Owens 5 years ago from California

Reading this Hub was such a lovely way to start my morning! Thank you for making me smile!


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Good Morning Sunnie D,

Just before you arose so early this morning, I took a moment to peak in your junk drawer~ha!

Thank you, early riser, for being the first to respond. So glad I made you smile.

Sharyn


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Morning Paul,

Thanks for stopping by. Just recently, I cleaned out a couple of my Father's "junk drawers." Talk about stuff that's been in there for a really long time. Some of it was quite funny and brought back fond memories. Have a great day!

Sharyn


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hello Kimmie,

Happy Friday! So glad I made you smile today. Thank you so much for commenting.

Sharyn


marellen 5 years ago

Sharyn.....I think everyone has a junk drawer. I love mine....its very organized though but if I need something there it is...

Fun Hub...


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cindi h 5 years ago

Hail to the junk! Every time I try to clean my junk drawer, my kids pipe up, "how will we find anything if you clean it?" Thanks for the laugh :)


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Mar,

Thanks for stopping by. Yes, I believe everyone has a junk drawer. That's why in my pole, I added "and I'm lying." ha

Have a great day!

Sharon


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Great stuff, and we all have one just like it.

(Who knows when someone may need that old pocket protector?)


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

cindi,

That's so true! Organize it and you are lost lol.

Thanks for commenting. Glad you laughed!

Sharyn


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Will,

Thanks for you kind comments. No doubt everyone has one (or more).

I remember when I was a kid and we would do those scavenger hunts. We'd go to all the houses in the neighborhood and I bet most of what we found on our list came from everyone's junk drawers.

Thanks, have a great day!

Sharyn


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dearabbysmom 5 years ago from Indiana

Sharyn, after you checked out Sunnie D's junk drawer you must have come straight to my house. I have all those goodies plus a layer of glitter! I beleive you have hit a universal nerve here, no wonder we are all laughing. Thank you!


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DTroth 5 years ago from My Little Hole In The Wall, HubPages, USA

Brilliant. I love to laugh out loud and this did it for me.

Thanks Sharyn (:

P.S. I think it's time to "merge" some of my junk drawers and cupboards together! I have more of them than I do utensil drawers and dish cupboards! Yikes! Sadly...it's true!

You need to do your next poem on "boxes" of "important" papers that are still waiting to be properly filed! (:


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

D.A.M.

I did. It was a very long drive, but I made it :)

I saw your layer of glitter and thought "oh my, that's a big job!" So then I quickly left, lol. Have a good weekend!

Sharyn


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Diana,

So I made you LOL! I'm happy to oblige.

Thanks for your fun comments. I'll think about the boxes of important papers to file. I have that too. My stack just grows by the day. Have a wonderful weekend!

Sharyn


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

Very witty - I had a junk drawer, a junk box, a place on top of my microwave ... oh yeah - and you can't forget about the desk. I am a pack rat - I guess - but you have encouraged me not to get rid of it! LOL


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

What a great poem and who would of ever thought to write one on a junk drawer brilliant!!!


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hello BBG,

So glad I encouraged you NOT to get rid of the stuff. Now you'll have more time for others things. And you never really know what you may need that your junk drawer so kindly holds for you :)

Sharyn


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Good Morning Susan,

Thank you for such a wonderful comment. Have a great weekend!

Sharyn


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MysteriousOne 5 years ago

Wonderful write, Ms Sharyn ...I guess we all can relate to that little drawer,but I checked mine this morning and I really do need some elastic bands,if you can! Great job!

Thank you for putting a smile on my face, uh,and just about all of the above! Blessings!


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Dear MysteriousOne,

I will gladly shoot some rubber bands your way! Thank you for such a thoughtful comment. I hope your smile lasts all weekend long:)

Sharyn


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MysteriousOne 5 years ago

Thanks,and wish you the same..Have a great weekend!


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Chatkath 5 years ago from California

I love this Sharyn, who doesn't have a junk drawer? Even if it's an organized junk drawer. Very well done hub, and I love the familiar images. Enjoy your weekend!


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Kath,

How are you? Thanks for the great comments. Yes, I agree even if it's an organized junk drawer which I have those too. Yet there's something about having to stick your hand in there to push the papers and whatever down to be able to close it :)

Hope you are enjoying your weekend too!

Sharyn


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

You always have fun hubs Sharyn! I too, sadly, have many junk drawers. Maybe even one in every room:)!

Thanks for the reminder - I should clean those out I usually find cool stuff I forgot I had.


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO RH!

You can't clean 'em out :) You have junk drawer "siblings" in every room?

OK, you can go through them and see what you've been missing. But the drawers may get p.o.'d if you toss anything. Just organize, that's all.

As always, thanks for your fun comments!

Sharyn


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Little Kim 5 years ago from Any town U.S.A.

Cute poem! I swear the scissors are never where I thought I put them. They never make it back into my junk drawer.


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Thank you Little Kim for stopping by. It is SO aggravating when you can't find the scissors, isn't it.

Have a great day!

Sharyn


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marcoujor 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Oh gosh, Sharyn... my drawers are growing... and I know I will need everything one day (even though I always need to go to the store to buy something new to put in them... like "take my crazy glue, puleeze...??")

Thank you for letting me know I am not alone... so I voted you UP, USEFUL, AWESOME & (oh heck), the other two as well...!!


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Mar,

YOU are NOT alone! :)

Thanks for your wonderful votes ~ have a great evening!

Sharyn


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emilybee 5 years ago

I love your junk drawer poem and great format too! Great job.


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Emilybee,

It's so nice to meet you. Thanks for stopping by and following too. Have a great day!

Sharyn


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Mrs. J. B. 5 years ago from Southern California

You are so funny. I love your creative side. The junk drawer which I think most of have, is the haven for all things in your pockets, purse, found in the washer or dryer etc. Great poem that I loved reading from start to finish.


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hello JB,

Thank you for your great comment. And thank you for following too!

Sharyn


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epigramman 5 years ago

...well as far as I'm concerned there's no junk in your drawer just simply great writing and a wonderfully sincere personality ......


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Awww Epi,

I love when you stop by ~ thanks so much for your kind comments. I've been so busy lately and don't have much time to read others work. I still need my 36-hour days :)

I hope all is well with you dear. Take care,

Sharyn


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

sharyn, I love your poem. Your junk drawer sounds like mine. Rated up and awesome.


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hello KKG,

Thanks for stopping by. It's funny how junk drawers have similar contents . . . have a great night!

Sharyn


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pinkydoo 5 years ago from New York

My junk drawer is such a mess....I should be cleaning it, but instead I'm...guess! (ON THE COMPUTER)! This is so cute! All my married life we've had a junk drawer in the kitchen. I always mean to "clean it out" but I never seem to get around to it ...until we have to move..then I find all SORTS of things in there!


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Pinky,

Thanks for stopping by. I understand SO much time on the computer:) Junk drawers don't WANT to be cleaned out anyway. There is important stuff in there! Thanks for commenting ~ have a great day!

Sharyn


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elayne001 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains

Hilarious video - worth the ...minutes it took to watch it. Anyways, I have a couple of those drawers. Fun stuff.


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Elayne,

It is SO great to meet you. Thanks for stopping by, for following and for the fan mail. I'm glad you liked this little piece ~ just some silliness. I will check out your work as well. Have a great day!

Sharyn


Doug Turner Jr. 5 years ago

Ha ha, what a fun idea for a poem. Yes, my fellow Parmaian (is that a word?), I too, have a junk drawer full of goodies.


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hey Doug,

As far as I'm concerned, it's a word! I've had people say "she's a Parmanian" ~ not always in a nice tone of voice :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Sharyn


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Lucky Cats 5 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

Oh My Goodness! Why didn't I see this sooner? Then, I'd know who has been sneaking around looking in my top kitchen drawer! Sharyn..was it you??? You've named EVERYTHING...and I mean EACH and EVERY THING that is oh so uncarefully strewn about in that cluttered cubby hole!

This is HILARIOUS!!! How in the world did you come up with this? I mean, it is so amazingly clever and SO RIGHT ON! I love it!

UP AWESOME FUNNY and there has got to be an AMAZINGLY IMAGINATIVE!!


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Good Morning Kathy,

Thank you so much for the awesome comments. It wasn't me snooping around in your junk drawer. I think it was probably all the belongings just coming to life and rearranging themselves :)

Thank you for your support my friend ~ have a beautiful day!

Sharyn


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nicomp 4 years ago from Ohio, USA

My hubs touting eBay present products worthy,

buy my sales total up to six cents and thirty.

It's easy to write about stuff that is selling,

but since I'm not earning, my interest is quelling.

Hopefully someone in HubSpace makes money

but all that I reap are comments: "how funny!"


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi nicomp ~ LOL. I totally understand. And I thank you for the laugh. Too bad you can't earn a few cents for commenting. Thank you for stopping by and the follow too!

Sharyn


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

This is so cute. What a neat idea for a hub! I love your photos, too. Great one! I have several junk drawers, junk closets, junk rooms! LOL The video is cute, too.


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Vicki ~ thanks so much, glad you like this. I appreciate you stopping by!

Sharyn

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