House Work 1 (Acrostic)

Acrostic Prompt: House Work from The Typewriter Workshop

How does it get sooo

Overwhelmingly dirty in one week

Under the bed needs sweeping

Scrub the floors but good

Every nook and cranny now

Wash all that dirty laundry

Organize that messy hall closet

Rest–oh no not yet

Kitchen isn’t gonna clean itself


~Melanie Blackwell


Filed under Blogging Community, Poetry

22 responses to “House Work 1 (Acrostic)

  1. Melanie this is perfect and letterperfect to the instructions!

  2. house-work… ha.. 😀

  3. omtatjuan

    incredibly, nice, simple, intelligent, great, heroic,(tangy?) I give up.. I like your blog!

  4. Cats are adverse to housework. Wake me up when you finish the laundry.

  5. I have a 5 year old so no matter what I do it seems a lost cause, the kitchen is the worst I have to clean every time I see it. Whoever thought white cabinets was a cute idea was a masochist

  6. I’m thinking of attaching brushes to the cats’ heads and letting them clean up for once.

  7. I like this one even better than #2 (which I read first). I like the self-dialogue within the poem. Housework can seem like a necessary evil, but those who do it well tell me it can be a rewarding spiritual discipline. (I’ll take their word for it.)

  8. I’m with Cubby on this. If the sheets and towels are warm from the dryer, that’s where you can find me. Purrr.

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