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Balancing the Load

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Balancing the Load

White socks in this pile. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Black ones over here.

I’ll hand wash my negligee; 
             It is much too sheer. . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Lots of colored work clothes
                                                                                          going over here.

Light towels here; dark ones there . . .  . . . . . .  with the ugly dishrags

But in this pile; all underwear!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . One red t-shirt; two in blue

Now I’m almost through.
              Bed sheets here. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . My dark slacks here.
                                                                          I think the piles are done.
                                   
                               In the washer; then the drier!          
                    To make a load feel lighter, I try to make it fun.
          
Written 8/12/14 for the Teeter Totter Poem--Balance the Load Poetry Contest

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  1. Date: 8/14/2014 8:38:00 PM
    Oh I just throw it all in and mix and match. Then sit back and my head I scratch. Wondering why things look so bad. I swear it was a white shirt I had. Peace. :) Just having fun with words. I'm old enough to know better. Usually. :)

  1. Date: 8/14/2014 4:57:00 PM
    second laundry poem in a row. must be telling me to go to the laundry mat for a short romance. hey girl I miss you!!! john

  1. Date: 8/14/2014 10:52:00 AM
    such a distinct way to express opposites, andie...laughing all the way... very nice!.. huggs

  1. Date: 8/14/2014 7:47:00 AM
    Great. Cleverly written and fun too. Enjoyed. Tfs

  1. Date: 8/14/2014 6:09:00 AM
    That's the way laundry is...well said.

  1. Date: 8/14/2014 1:57:00 AM
    I like a good household ladies poem, u certainly make it fun to read washin. A real poetess only cud do that. Kudos. Nice to read u again.

  1. Date: 8/13/2014 11:14:00 PM
    Being a bachelor I just go to the laundromat down the block. Good luck in the contest Peace & Blessings Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 8/13/2014 7:30:00 PM
    Ha ha.....when I saw the contest, I had a hard time coming up with something......wish I had thought of the washing machine! Mine always sounds as if it will walk away by itself if it gets off balance !!! Good idea you had!

  1. Date: 8/13/2014 5:36:00 PM
    Hey Andrea you made boredom sound like fun in this write, nicely done. Good luck in the contest, my friend....peter

  1. Date: 8/13/2014 3:56:00 PM
    Well, I had fun reading this my friend! Luck in the contest...I hand wash my negligee too (Shhhh, don't tell anyone)

  1. Date: 8/13/2014 3:26:00 PM
    I like this piece but for some reason feel you should use "there" instead of "here". For me here feels a bit awkward and lacks the seperation which would give this teetertotter balance.

  1. Date: 8/13/2014 2:15:00 PM
    Fun. Throw in the clothes I was drenched in the other day when a cloud burst caught me unprepared. Love, daver

  1. Date: 8/13/2014 11:46:00 AM
    you have a great sense of fun...

  1. Date: 8/13/2014 11:18:00 AM
    clever, like the shape....

  1. Date: 8/13/2014 9:30:00 AM
    What a unique approach quite homely, Andrea

  1. Date: 8/13/2014 8:21:00 AM
    very original take on the theme. I think you have a winner! You can even find poetry in dirty clothes.

  1. Date: 8/13/2014 6:03:00 AM
    so clever Andrea, you are thinking poetry even washing clothes- a very fine balance- only few can achieve this. Hats off. gl in contest. Mohan

  1. Date: 8/13/2014 5:45:00 AM
    Sounds like LOTS of fun! ;) I see you took a very original take on these theme, Andrea. Good luck in the contest. Thanks for your visits to my work. Yes, I need to follow my own advice and visit more often. Hugs

  1. Date: 8/13/2014 3:46:00 AM
    Fabulous Andrea - I do the same - sadly now son is here the colours in some of his clothes tend to run so i end up hand washing them - grrrr Kids! Good luck in the contest:-) Hugs jan xxxx