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now – reluctantly –
i must face spring house cleaning,
needed yearly chore,
this not a cheerful labor,
not done smiling and singing

for once too often
dirt’s been swept under a rug
with such abandon,
but mind knows where the filth hides
and so too the wily bugs

it’s a crying shame –
when one might be out of doors
inhaling spring air,
walking out with head held high –
to be saddled with house chores

no, no, i say no!
house cleaning is winter work
when the snow is deep,
piled ten feet against the door,
when nature has gone berserk

i now sit and think
what i did all winter long
was I fast asleep
while the ugly dirt piled up,
all ambition denied – gone?

i’m a large old man
some say i procrastinate
some say i’m cranky
the kids call me an old bear
lame excuse – bears hibernate

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  1. Date: 11/8/2013 1:43:00 PM
    Oh well cleaning up the dust... It has to be done i suppose." why though sucha chore?? Maybe its because we are made from the stuff? Its a deep 'heap' you probe here i fear Daver, rooted deep in the subconcious a fear of mundane reality.. Oh i could go on i feel.' but that is enough of deep thought today, maybe its just coz it makes yer sneeze..LO L)) take care Joe..)

  1. Date: 5/11/2013 12:42:00 AM
    oh my, you are on a roll with these poems recently. I really likes this. It reminds me of my poem: confessions of a slob!! YOur sincerity is refreshing.

  1. Date: 5/10/2013 5:32:00 PM
    What a fantastic composition! 6 verses in perfect TANKA form with superb rhyming and continuity. Spring cleaning IS such a CHORE!! Bravo Daver... well said! Keith

  1. Date: 5/5/2013 10:55:00 PM
    :) :) :) so made my day ... so lovely ..and enjoyed so much this cutest penned...<3 thank you dear Daver <3 have a gorgeous day <3

  1. Date: 5/5/2013 3:53:00 PM
    lol, I know just how you feel, Daver : )

  1. Date: 5/5/2013 7:33:00 AM
    .... "Old Bear" you need to clean a little each week then it is not so much when spring comes - Keep your cave clean ..... always. - Music to work makes it easier .... turn up the volume ... Good luck. - A enjoyable poem to read Daver. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)