A Clothes Line Poem by sylvia spencer

A Clothes Line

Rating: 5.0

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.

Emma Beverage 22 March 2006

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.

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Duncan Wyllie 22 March 2006

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

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Sandra Fowler 25 March 2006

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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Melvina Germain 04 September 2006

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

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Michael Gale 19 June 2006

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

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Deanna More 23 May 2006

.. 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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Mary Nagy 02 April 2006

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

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John Tiong Chunghoo 26 March 2006

this fun poem reminds me of my own clothesline poem. lovey.

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