Household Chores
C. M. Flett
  • Based on the schedule of household jobs that Sheena left me when she went into hospital.
  • During recuperation she gradually assumed responsibility for the lighter chores.
  • May 2005

  • On Monday morn we start the week by dusting lounge and bedrooms,
  • With elbow grease and Mr Sheen the kitchen fairly perfumes,
  • With ready broom and dust-pan I sweep from door to door,
  • Then finish up on hands and knees to wash the kitchen floor!
  • On Tuesday we go shopping to buy our week's supplies,
  • The supermarket up the road, although it lacks in size
  • Compared to others in the town that lie not quite so far,
  • We choose for its convenience and space to park the car.
  • Next day we hit the dining room with dusters and with polish,
  • Sideboard, tables, bookshelves all get attacked with relish.
  • Photos of our family, pictures and our treadmill,
  • Get dusted down twice weekly with expert cleaning skill!
  • Thursday is a hard day.....each room both large and small
  • Gets vaccuumed with the Dyson, exclusively my role,
  • Hall, landing and the bathroom and all the bedrooms too,
  • Kitchen, lounge and diner as well as the downstairs loo.
  • On Friday we turn solely to bathroom and the loo,
  • So now its war-on-germs day.....the many or the few,
  • With cleaning this and bleaching that, death products to the fore,
  • I still end up on hands and knees to wash the bathroom floor!
  • The weekend's here I'm glad to say, an empty schedule's list,
  • The week's work done, all chores seen to and nothing has been missed,
  • Inspection passed, I can relax enjoying two days off,
  • Pro tem the house is spic and span and I may play the toff!
  • Click to return to our Poets' corner