It Seemed Like a Good Idea

It Seemed Like a Good Idea

It seemed a good idea, I thought I had it right,
Make the most of sunny days, do all housework at night.
As I live alone with neighbours sadly lackin’
I wouldn’t upset anyone, whatever time I’m vaccin’

So I hoovered and I polished, flicked around a duster
Buffed up all the window panes, you would admire their lustre.
I mopped the floors, I watered plants, my brasses truely gleamin’
I was so happy with results, joyous at my schemin’

Then tired out, exahusted, I crawled into my bed
But chores kept tormenting me a tumbling round my head
I tossed and turned then finally, I drifted off to sleep
But resting, no, was dreaming, tho’ not of counting sheep

Using buckets of  hot water I laundered dirty fleeces
Before I had to chase them round to iron out their creases.
A spray of starch was given to any droopy tails
Finish with a manicure, pink polish on their nails

I was left so very weary, lying there in tangled sheets
The dawn chorus didn’t rouse me, I never heard the tweets
Alas all my rejoycing had been a bit too soon
For I must tell, I overslept and didn’t wake till noon

Glenys Halliday

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I have always written poetry but when my husband died suddenly I used it as a kind of therapy. I don’t usually share these unless I feel they will help someone in distress. The ones I share are mostly humorous intended to bring a smile in what I feel can be a very lonely world..

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10th May 2019
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Lovely well written poem. Had to smile
28th Apr 2019
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It did bring a smile -- but I will not be attempting it!

Bad enough in the day time.
27th Apr 2019
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Loved it. Ive stayed up late doing housework and slept late the following day. Was nice getting up to a lovely tidy house though.
27th Apr 2019
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Haha, Yes it was but you should have seen the state of the bedroom when I had to get ready to go out in half an hour, dresses and shoes everywhere

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