This is for my grandson, who is sure that chores were invented just to torture him.

We do them,
And then we do them again–
Then I swear
We do them twenty times ten.

Hercules ain’t got nothing on me
Or that gal who picked rice from sand
By an emerald sea
It’s as if it all were planned

At the dawn of time
When the world began
It is occupation
For the hands

Lest we should fall into sinful ways
From having nothing with which to fill our days.

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  • Christine Ramsay on Jun 18, 2009

    I seem to be forever washing up. Our dishwasher has never been used. My husband doesn’t believe in them and thinks they are a waste of money. It’s a good job he does his share of the dishes. Nice work.


  • Atanacio on Jun 18, 2009

    Loved it!!!

  • Julian Wright on Jun 18, 2009

    Nice posting Daisy – maybe you could write something for Christine’s husband considering that a dishwasher uses less water and energy than traditional washing up which means that it is better for the environment and saves you money! Oh and it gives more time for the important things in life like writing!

  • Karen Gross on Jun 18, 2009

    Great poem! Maybe I should buy Christine’s dishwasher. My kids think we are the only family in North America without a dishwasher!

  • Ruby Hawk on Jun 18, 2009

    Daisy, I understand, It takes half my time it seems to keep the kitchen cleaned up.I have a dishwasher but I still have to wash stove, counters, pots and pans so I might as well wash our two plates and glasses.

  • PR Mace on Jun 18, 2009

    The kitchen is the hardest room to keep clean. It is where we all gather and talk. I like everyone else can never seem to keep it clean enough. But hey I do use my dishwasher. I just hate to unload it.

  • Joe Dorish on Jun 19, 2009

    Good one Daisy

  • Anne Lyken Garner on Jun 19, 2009

    Sounds like you need a dishwasher.

  • S A JOHNSON on Jun 20, 2009

    This is nice to read, it brought a smile to my face.

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