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Tea Towel Rehabilitation Clinic

I've never been a housewife.
I can proudly say.
Housewife of the year.
Is not my accolade.

I once hung out some washing.
From one end of the line to another.
Then only realised something wasn't
right.When I went to bring it in at night.

Then I realised it was as dirty as the time
it had gone in.The washing powder was
still in the machine and this really made me

I refuse to purchase tea towels.I find them
irksome things.They annoy me almost as
much as,the microwave when it pings.

Then once I sieved my lumpy gravy.
Poured it through a colander so it
would be lovely and smooth,for
a family Sunday lunch.

But....forgot to put the colander
underneath and poured the lot
down the sink!!

I put my christmas turkey,one year
as I rushed with haste.Into the oven
on a plastic tray.And even forgot to baste.

So when the smell of burning plastic
filled our christmas morning home.
We had to throw the bird away and
just pick on the bones!!

Then one time,whilst peeling tatas
I put the peel in any empty vegetable
packet.But alas it did not reach the bin.
As I put in back in the freezer with the
potatoes peelings in it.

So then we arrived as does everyone.
To the end of a frugal month.How delighted
I was as I thought I'd found some frozen
vegetables,I did not know were there.

Imagine my despondency,yes close to despair
when I opened the packet and found.The frozen
peelings from yesteryear.!!!!

So now I have decided to book my self a place.
In the tea rehabilitation clinic at least for one
good year.
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Tea Towel Rehabilitation Clinic, by Leonor Varella 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Amber Whitehead 3 months ago
Md Munib 25 days ago
Amazing poem
Sonja Carnes 17 days ago
I love your work!
Sweet Honey Dove 3 months ago
good humour!
real life
Donald Patton 14 days ago
Funny and witty...grin!
Jami Jonesie 3 months ago
Very realistic
amber talwar 3 months ago
I like the passage so when the burning.....
Vijayakumar Ghanta 3 months ago
Ell Bevan 18 days ago
Nice poem, real life with good humour
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rew corkett 3 months ago
Try being not so egocentric in your writings and you will produce something memorable. I guarantee it. How do I know? Well that is how Pam Eyres learnt her art. 
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