Lesley Diane Sutherland (Chester, England)
When I looked around I had to confess
The living room looked a terrible mess
And the dishes were piled in the kitchen sink
It's enough to drive anyone to drink!
The clothes needing ironing were piled in a heap,
(It's no good pretending to be asleep!)
There are clothes in the washer and clothes in the dryer
The piles of dirty ones keep getting higher.
The dog's done a mess on the dining room floor
It'll get cleaned up midst curses galore.
Now I mustn't forget to go to the shops
What on earth can we eat? Oh yes, we'll have chops.
The children's bedrooms would make you despair,
How on earth can they stand the untidiness there?
The beds are unmade, the rubbish bins full,
The windows are dirty, the silver is dull.
The bathroom is 'iffy', I'll get the bleach,
And where is the house-keeping micro-fiche?
It's no good, I'm tired, I'll have some tea,
But look at the time, it's five to three!
I mustn't be late for the children at school,
It's my one and only golden rule.
I'd better hurry, where are my keys?
O give me some energy, please, oh please -
Just enough to help me this next day or two
And I'll try never again to feel so blue,
Because nothing gets done when mum's ill in bed
The family just about keep themselves fed.
So now I've got all of own jobs to do,
Plus those that they saved whilst I had the flu.
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