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#150309 November 16th, 2006 at 04:01 AM
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I would like to share a poem I wrote in the '80s in a Creative Writing Class. Wanted to see how you all receive it.-- gab

A Woman's Tools

The busy housewife has her tools,
Things she always uses.
She has her special cleaning rules,
Can even replace fuses.
A broom which sweeps.
A mop which cleans.
Another one which waxes.
These things are hers,
Which she must use
Before she ever relaxes.

The busy housewife needs her tools
Because she"s always cleaning.
Husbands think wives have it made. Fools!
She isn"t just day-dreaming!
The appliance which washes,
And one which cooks,
One for washing dishes,
A rag which dusts,
A window cleaner.
I wonder for what she wishes?

A housewife wishes for one more tool;
She"s getting tired and weary!
A maid would be just fine and dandy!
The housework"s getting dreary.
A girl who sweeps,
A girl who cleans,
A girl who even waxes,
A girl who mops,
A girl who scrubs,
While wifey just relaxes!

#150310 November 16th, 2006 at 04:27 AM
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I think it's great Shirley!

#150311 November 16th, 2006 at 10:28 PM
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Thank you netty for liking it! wink

#150312 November 16th, 2006 at 11:15 PM
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thumbup I lIked this Shirley:-)

#150313 November 17th, 2006 at 09:03 AM
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Thank you Chenno! kit

#150314 November 17th, 2006 at 09:19 AM
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I wish we could afford that last "tool"! Great poem, Shirley!

Dianna

#150315 November 17th, 2006 at 03:30 PM
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I wish for the last one too, on a daily basis! I get to have one every two weeks, only! eek In between times I flick a rag aroun once in awhile, and drag the sweeper over the open areas and leave the rest for her. (I do keep my bathroom and kitchen cleaned up.) Thanks for liking the poem. kit


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