Neil Moulang

Clean-Up Day - Poem by Neil Moulang

Clean-up Day(copyright 2000)
by Neil Moulang

One a year 'round spring time way,
we have our annual Clean-up Day
When people clean their house and yard,
all sorts of things they do discard.
You place your junk out in the street,
in tidy piles so nice and neat.
You go out back to get some more
and a modern day 'Steptoe' is at your door.

They're on the scrounge for a vinyl lounge.
Busted chair they don't care.
Rusted beds, bits of sheds, a little bit of luck.
Old TV's if you please, they fling it in the back of their overloaded truck!

Next day dawns just a little bit warmer
...and the pile on your lawn is a whole lot smaller!
Under the house there's more junk that's no good
old tyres, car parts and bits o' wood.
As you place your junk out in the street
another scavenger man you just happen to meet.

He says- Ah! wood that's good - a little bit of luck.
A washer, a drier an old car tyre
A window payne, a piece of drain - put it in the back of their overloaded truck!

You're drivin’ down the road, less than half a mile.
You see some 'really good stuff' on another junk pile
You pull of the road with the greatest of care
Cause what you’ve seen is an old rocking chair!
I've got to 'Grab it quick before somebody see’s ya’'
But before you know it – up pops the old geeza and says....

'Fling it in the back'

LUCK! ! (or rhymes with luck? ? ? ?) .......Just my rotten luck.

Topic(s) of this poem: comedy, life, poem

Form: Ballad

Poet's Notes about The Poem

About all the times you put junk out....and people stop and pick it up.

Comments about Clean-Up Day by Neil Moulang

  • Kelly KurtKelly Kurt (4/13/2015 1:42:00 AM)

    Recycling.: -) Nice poem, Neil. Thanks for sharing (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 13, 2015

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