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The Dilemma of Sweat

Updated on March 3, 2011

Towels, stinky socks, undies and tees

an endless flow of smelly degrees...

Britches and shirts all soiled with sweat,

laundered today, next week the same bet.

An unending task that is daunting at best...

Is this just some sick perverse little test?

In this world of marvels, no inventions as yet...

no remedy for the dilemma of sweat.

Disposable clothing is what's on my mind...

the pre-scented, pre-folded, wash and wear kind!

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      No_Clue 5 years ago

      Haha! Max, as a single mom with three little dirt-magnets for sons, I spent way too much time at the laundromat! Thanks!

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      BeyondMax 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Awe, what a beauty, sweet witty poem! What a delight =)

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      No_Clue 7 years ago

      Moment, there was a time when I had three strapping boys and no the laundramatt was my bane. I remember the day I did 19, yes you heard that right, 19 loads of stinky, smelly clothes...shaking my head...I still can't believe I survived it!!! Thanks for your comment!

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      Moment in Time 7 years ago

      This is great! Reminds me of when my three kids were little and the mounds of laundry!

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      No_Clue 7 years ago

      attemptedhumour, I am so glad...this is my attempt to inject humor into a chore that never stops!

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      No_Clue 7 years ago

      bbnix,as a working single mother,disposable diapers were a God-send, but that didn't help with the laundry chores as they got older...this poem was making a little fun out of a chore that never relents! Work is more palatable when seasoned with humor...Thanks for reading and your comment!

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      attemptedhumour 7 years ago from Australia

      I was my stuff once per month, whether it needs it or not. This poem washed over me nicely though.

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      bbnix 7 years ago from Southern California

      My wife, son and I each do our own laundry. A bit of a help I think. Obviously not a solution for the little ones. As a work at home dad, I still remember diaper duty decades later. Disposables were a God send.

      Go girl - disposables for all (recyclable, of course).

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      No_Clue 7 years ago

      Christina, your comment cracks me up, Girl! I do love laundry humor...brings a little laughter to an otherwise smelly task! Thanks!

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      Christina M. Castro 7 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA

      WELL, IN THE ORDER OF FREE SPEECH- SOMEBODY NEEDS TO SAY SOMETHING (that's why I have trained my hubby to wash his own socks and undies.)

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      No_Clue 7 years ago

      thebluestar, Lordy! I was having flashbacks of my sons' nasty smelling socks as I wrote this!!!

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      Annette Donaldson 7 years ago from Northern Ireland

      Oh so true, love this poem, funny. Nothing worse than the smell from the washing basket.

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      No_Clue 7 years ago

      LOL bella, all time is laundry time in my house!!! I'm not fond of sweating, myself, but I hate sweaty clothing more! lol...nothing like the sweet aroma of a locker room!!! Thanks for stopping by! I always love to see you!

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      Erica Sanchez 7 years ago from California

      Oh No_Clue, I loved this and oh how I hate to sweat. Especially under the arm pitts eeeeewwwww.... lol I loved the last image. I take it, laundry time??

      smiles :)