sylvia spencer

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A Clothes Line - Poem by sylvia spencer

There is a workhorse that serves us well.
Its been around since time can tell.
It has a post at each end, to give support
with a stick in the middle, so it doesn't distort.
It has lots of friends that come out of a bag.
Which helps to hold up, all kinds of rag.
It gets very heavy when it starts to rain.
This is the time it feel's the strain,
with the weight of the water, upon it's back.
It sure feels heavy, and is ready to crack.
Then the sun comes out just in time
To save the life of the poor clothes line.
Sometimes the line does giveway,
so don't put your washing out, when there's
rain on the way.

Comments about A Clothes Line by sylvia spencer

  • Melvina Germain (9/4/2006 1:24:00 AM)

    Oh, what a lovely poem Sylvia, it brings back memories. I'll be reading more of your poems------Melvina (Report) Reply

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  • (6/19/2006 1:06:00 PM)

    A delicious read which to the heart and imagination, you nourish so well a God givened talented freed. God bless-Michael Jeffrey Gale. (Report) Reply

  • Deanna More (5/23/2006 8:57:00 PM)

    Great poem, that made me smile!
    There is definite evidence here of your wonderful sense of humour! ! ! : -)

    Sylvia, I travel so much and I am always dismayed when I don't see many children playing outside on sunny Saturday mornings, in this Modern Age.
    Also, in most suburbs, manicured backyards are without clothesline.
    Ah, the world is changing. In some cases, too radically!

    Exellent poem that stirred the emotions!

    Deanna xx

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  • (4/2/2006 5:10:00 AM)

    Very nice Sylvia. I love a poem that gives life to something we see everyday yet never really notice. Sincerely, Mary (Report) Reply

  • john tiong chunghoo (3/26/2006 7:24:00 AM)

    this fun poem reminds me of my own clothesline poem. lovey. (Report) Reply

  • (3/25/2006 10:33:00 AM)

    Charming poem, Sylvia. Many poems have come to me while I was hanging clothes
    on the line on a fine summer day.

    Love, Sandra
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  • (3/22/2006 1:24:00 PM)

    This is wonderful.A double meaning maybe, the purpose of the line is a support of our feelings maybe.However this was intended, it was pure nector to the eye.Love Duncan (Report) Reply

  • (3/22/2006 12:24:00 PM)

    Just a quick note again. After I sent the last message to you I decided that I had time to read one quick poem. I gave you a 10 also. I liked the rhyme and the insight you gave to a clothes line. I will read and write more I promise. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Poem Edited: Wednesday, March 22, 2006

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