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Sunday, June 13, 2010

laundry, laundry



Laundry, Laundry, let me be.
Jeez O’ Pete! What do you want from me?

I wash you and dry you day after day,
Can’t you pitch in and put yourself away?

I hate to fold you and despise the sorting.
The pile on my bed is borderline hoarding!

I try to ignore you in the hopes you’ll disappear,
But at the end of the night you're still here.

I care enough about you to pick you up off the floor,
But I always feel like you want something more.

This relationship is draining me and I’ve reached my end.
It’s not healthy being with you when you just won’t bend.

It takes two to be happy and make things flow.
I give and I give, but you don’t seem to know.

I spend hundreds of dollars to remove your stains,
Yet you remain a stress and a constant pain.

What would it be like if you didn’t have me?
Oh, how I wish I could just make you see.

You’d be desperate for love, affection, and care.
No one would look at you; they’d pretend you’re not there.

You would sit dirty for weeks bathing in your own stench.
Is it too much to ask you to budge just an inch?

Don’t you see it’s me you need?
All I’m asking is for a little reprieve.

When the dryer beeps, get out, you’re done.
Put yourself in a basket. Now here comes the fun…

Fold yourself up, and put yourself away!
I’m shamelessly asking you to help me today.

Don’t be a taker, give a little too.
This is the only way we can continue.

I’ve set my boundaries and only time will tell.
Did this letter mean anything? I hope you take it well.

5 Comments:

At June 14, 2010 at 5:54 PM , Blogger Karen Mortensen said...

My confession is that I don't feel like a mother even though I am one. Check out an older post I did called Sometimes I Feel Like a Childless Mother.

 
At June 14, 2010 at 11:34 PM , Blogger Together We Save said...

Wonderful!!

 
At June 15, 2010 at 12:35 AM , Blogger Mama Hen said...

Hey Adrienne! Hope all is great! I made my Thanksgiving Thursday button! Grab it if you would like to use it! I know you said you would like to try one this Thursday. I am excited it is finally done. I am sitting next to two loads of laundry that need to be folded. Ugh! Have a great night!

Mama Hen

 
At June 26, 2010 at 1:14 PM , Blogger Meaghan, MS, CSCS said...

Love it. Totally feel this way. I am terrible! Last weekend the dryer stopped heating and i freaked out about not being able to do laundry since i was so backed up... then we got it fixed and i only did a load of towels and a small load of randoms... ahhhh! i still need to do some serious laundry. no clean pjs for my baby tonite. and it never! gets put away!!!

 
At March 22, 2012 at 4:28 PM , Blogger Dionne said...

I finally got around to looking at this post. Too funny. I love it. I think our sense of humor on this will bring some sanity? Naaaah. I like the poetry format...you are creative and talented. So glad to be blog friends!

 

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