Washing the Dishes

The problem with cooking our own meals,

many spatulas of stainless steels,

every coffee cup,

breakfast bowls all stacked up,

these dishes have lost their appeal.


A family of five collects dishes,

the sound of the dish rag that swishes,

need a dishwasher,

I keep getting crosser,

top item on my Birthday wishes.



Everyone says to wash as you go

if you don't it can go much to slow,

all I find is I wash,

in dishwater I slosh

as the dish pile it grows and it grows.


A warning to younger generations

put chores on your monthly equations,

sometimes you clean and clean

and never win it seems

especially on special occasions.

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billybuc 8 months ago from Olympia, WA

A good writer can write about any topic...you just proved that.


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RTalloni 8 months ago from the short journey

Cute stuff… Dishes! They can take up a big part of life unless we plan carefully!


christinemariezzz 8 months ago

"Ra Ra Shish Boom Ba!"

"I like Sorks too!


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always exploring 8 months ago from Southern Illinois

Cute as a puppy! Good luck with the new dish washer...


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Frank Atanacio 7 months ago from Shelton

very nice.. very very nice...:)


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Gypsy Rose Lee 7 months ago from Riga, Latvia

I know what you mean about the dishes. We are only two but that only keeps us lazier and soon those dishes seem to pile up on their own.


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vocalcoach 7 months ago from Nashville Tn.

Capturing memories of my childhood standing at the kitchen sink washing dishes. Thanks for this inviting poem.


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Suhail and my dog 7 months ago from Mississauga, ON

Very nice and very funny indeed. I liked the advice to young generation.


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jhamann 7 months ago from Reno NV Author

Thank you all for your kind comments and I hope you are all well. Jamie

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