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When the Kids Went With Dad

Chicken, potatoes, and cold pumpkin pies
The food on the table is covered with flies

White ones and red ones and black ones and blue
Just look at that mountain of laundry to do

Dishes and pot lids and pans that are green
Oh, look at this pile of dishes to clean

Here there is carpet but there there is none
I wish that this pile of garbage was done

Smudges on windows and dents in the doors
Remains from the hundreds of food fights and wars

Couches all tattered and furred by the cats
A mound of cracked snow boots and sweaty old hats

Dishes or laundry or piles of goo
I have me a plan and I know what to do

Toss 'em out windows or down the front stairs
I know this is cheating but who really cares?

Out goes the laundry and stashes of junk
From Adam's green apron to gramma's old trunk

There go the dishes all covered in mold
Along with some food that is forty years old

Off with that chair and "The Three Little Pigs"
Things that are broken and "How to Grow Figs."

Off with this junk that my kids left behind
This statue of rocks and a petrified rind

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  1. Date: 5/30/2013 9:41:00 PM
    Isaiah , wow! I can't believe I forgot to thank you for the nice and silly poem you entered in my contest. A late late late CONGRATULATIONS. Thank you for the smirks and smiles your poem gave me while reading it. Hope you can forgive me, it is not like me to stoop low and diss all who support me or my contest. Even if I get no response, everyone still matters, and I try my best... Love love LINDA...

  1. Date: 5/25/2013 1:25:00 PM
    Isaiah this is a fabulous silly poem. Very clever an funny are you. I enjoyed you coupled a whole bunch. Congratulations on your win. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 5/23/2013 8:00:00 PM
    Big heartfelt congrats on your fabulous win my dear friend Isaiah! This is really great and so intertaining! I sooo love it although the first couplet says, wow! flies!! ;)) I need someone to help me keep all things in order.;)) Amazing poem indeed! Thanks for sharing and the smiles! love/hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 5/22/2013 6:22:00 PM
    Awesome Isaiah--too much fun! Congrats

  1. Date: 3/26/2013 7:00:00 PM
    Isaiah, this is hilarious! You are so well-rounded - whether you write about sentimental memories, romantic images, or silly humour like this, you can do no wrong! Couplet was the perfect choice of form for this gem :)

  1. Date: 2/11/2013 7:03:00 AM
    Ow geee i love my house spotless so that would be quite an adventure for me.Throwing pots and pans a chuckle with your poemB-)..Great fun penned.

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 11:40:00 PM
    hahaha, you sound like me in how you deal with things and also the way you write about a messy house. I wrote one very similar to this one a long time ago. I love when you do humor and I was happy to find this one of yours I had not seen yet. I bet you are a fun dad.

  1. Date: 11/9/2012 10:34:00 AM
    I am not a pro on any form of poetry but...I know when I read a poem if I have enjoyed it. Now I have read yours and I have indeed enjoyed it Isaiah. I wish you a wonderful weekend and hope you find much inspiration to continue with your writing endeavors. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/8/2012 8:52:00 PM
    This was intriguing and I really enjoyed reading it. Gottah fave it! Thanks for sharing this clever piece! Always, Laura