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Housework Doesn't Pay
by Pamilla deLeon- Lewis
Wednesday, July 13, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Here's a topic to which most of us can relate. Does it remind you of anyone?

My last name is not Kirby and I am darn sure not a Swiffer

Don't you try to dodge the ball… the penalties are much stiffer

Get to work and do your thing in the household every day

And just remember that housework really doesn't pay

If you are a typical stay-at-home mom slaving everyday...

Cooking and cleaning and laboring your precious time away...

You must be doing it for love not for a tangible reward

It's an invaluable service that only your love could afford

It's the love of your children; it's the love of your family

That keeps you cleaning until it all looks so pretty

Dusting and waxing and cleaning everything with no pity

I know the feeling people because I, too, have been there

Trying to deal with the housework and the daily wear and tear

Some folks say housework is a very satisfying feat

But I say they are crazy, housework is not a treat

If everyone would do a small part the house would remain neater

I have no desire to be in the kitchen suffocating like I'm in the heater

I don't want to be the last person who always has to stay

After everyone else is gone to put everything away

I'd like to sometimes be the one to go to bed early

And rise next morning confident I would get a cup of tea

I'd like to leave the dishes in the sink and go my own way

And know that there'd be nothing left for me to do next day

But I could dream now, couldn't I?... at least for a little while

Let me have my illusions people, please, don't you cramp my style

Copyright Pamilla deLeon- Lewis, 2005


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Reviewed by Gwendolyn Thomas Gath 12/24/2006

"Housework Doesn't Pay"
Team effort that is for sure.

Thank you for the write,
From the Heart of an Artist Quiet Storm
Reviewed by Bennett 1/24/2006
I would never cramp your style for this is all true. i am a neat freak and really enjoy a clean neat place to live. I hate dishes in the sink and I dont have roaches at all. I dont have to clean so much because i clean up behind myself at all times. Sometimes just as you I wish to walk away from the dishes but i wont let them sit ever in my sink. I feel so comortable with cleanliness. I deinitely relate again to another outstanding expression of yours from the heart.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 7/21/2005
So true. I respect what you express here totally. Love and peace to you. Regis
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 7/14/2005
You are hallucinating . . or you jest . . . Surely you don't really think that . . . Now just a minute here, put down that wrought-iron skillet, I'm just kidding. Cute poem.
Reviewed by Debby Rosenberg 7/14/2005
my kids are grown and i'm on my own...i work at home...and now i clean for me when i want to....
chores don't last forever...and its ok to delegate!
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 7/14/2005
Many stay-at-home mom works 24 hours a day with no pay. Yes, their work is unconditional love for their family. Sadly, some were valued for their work...

and what's wrong with a few dishes in the sink? I think others should chip in to help out as well and do not think that the mother and the wife is the maid of the house.

Good write and thought-provoking!

Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)

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