Treasure Island

Jim O'Donnell

(That old my birth certs is expired / Glasgow)

Laundry Spirits


Laundry spirits all around
Stealing things without a sound
When I hang my washing out
Something missing there’s no doubt

An odd sock here an odd sock there
Drives me almost to despair
I wonder if in days gone by
Did my great gran have this, if not why?

Is my washing machine possessed?
Eating socks I do not jest
Doesn’t matter where I look
There’s certainly a mysterious spook

So laundry spirit in the sky
Please give me a reason why
A pair of socks I can understand
But just for one what is your plan?

I’m buying socks that look the same
So I can make up pairs again
So I will have one fewer grey hair
And stop you driving me to despair

08 03 2009
Chellaston

Submitted: Sunday, March 08, 2009

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  • Richie Branner (2/10/2010 6:38:00 AM)

    Yes I have been visited by the laundry spirit and I too now have a hundred pairs the same! ! ! Nice one! (Report) Reply

  • Marie Shine (5/1/2009 12:29:00 PM)

    A wonderful well written witty poem.
    A lovely flow and a topic familiar to most of us, which leads to a lot of frustration unless, like you Jim, we tackle the subject with a sense of humour.
    A 10 from me. (Report) Reply

  • Catrina Heart (3/8/2009 6:34:00 PM)

    Wow! This is an awesome piece, humor poetry at its best for today.........Always looking for the half pair makes my head spin and drives me insane....Gosh! Im always in trouble like this...10+++++++ (Report) Reply

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