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Ode To My Dishwasher

Updated on November 10, 2011
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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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    • manatita44 profile image


      4 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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      6 years ago

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

    • phoenixarizona profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Australia

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

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      7 years ago

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

    • phoenixarizona profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Australia

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

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      Verlie Burroughs 

      7 years ago from Canada

      I can totally relate. Regards, snakeslane

    • phoenixarizona profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Australia

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

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      7 years ago from Pakistan

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

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      7 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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      Dag and Maya 

      7 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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      7 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!


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