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Part 2: The Chores of life

Part 2: The Chores of life

A Poem by Steph K

The magic of laundry =)


I created a world

Where I could escape

The dreams of fear

Over there. Missing here.


I watched the clock

Dry ticks of time

Mind rocks, fatigue, voices talk

All it is: a silent mime.


I opened the closet

No magical land

Narnia lost. Just movies, sets.

(Really decade-old mats)

Eternal time, time and sand


Sieved through a net

That held your dreams

Don’t forget

The seamless streams


Of uniforms, ties and all

Rumbling in a loud, loud groan

The imagery of machinery

The scream, the beep the final groan

Look now, laundry’s done, rips sewn.


Folded clothes, cleaned and steamed

And the iron hot, fresh and used

(Or so it seemed).

Just iron board, boredom rowed

Tireless chores,



Some more.

© 2011 Steph K

Author's Note

Steph K
Part 2 of the series! Inspiration: Doing piles of leftover laundry

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I love the inspiration! You make the mundane come to life and seem so magical!

Posted 8 Years Ago

This is quite good. I actually find it to be rather humorous. I appreciate how the lines build in length and intensity and shorten again at the end. I almost hear the hum of the dryer and then the "ding" of the timer when it finishes. I also noticed that, just like a lot of your work, you have used rhyme here seamlessly. It flows wonderfully, without feeling contrived. Quite a good piece here. :-)

Posted 8 Years Ago

I agree with the comment below. This and the previous make such simple things sound incredibly fascinating. Such a quality. keep on it. =D

Posted 8 Years Ago

You make something so mundane seem so full of potential - immensely enjoyable to read!

Posted 8 Years Ago

this is really good.i liked it a lot

Posted 8 Years Ago

I loved this! Fantastic way of making chores seem mystical. Your word choice was great and really made the essence of the poem greater...wonderful work!

Posted 8 Years Ago

Laundry never looked that good... never lol ... kewl scribe

Posted 8 Years Ago

this is very nice and interesting how you managed to create the fantasy from an ordinary thing. I guess it's true: simple things really do inspire you. great work!

Posted 8 Years Ago

this poem was unique. I like how you put feeling in to it. Good job. :)

Posted 8 Years Ago

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14 Reviews
Added on July 14, 2011
Last Updated on July 15, 2011
Tags: school, series, life


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