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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 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 42 reviews.
Shridhar Ahire 3 months ago
Really funny
Gina Harmon 5 months ago
I loved the humor and frustration of this poem!  LOL  I can relate!!
Forthoth Dinah 4 months ago
Very funny. 
Amber Whitehead More than 1 year ago
Sweet Honey Dove More than 1 year ago
good humour!
real life
Sonja Carnes More than 1 year ago
I love your work!
Md Munib More than 1 year ago
Amazing poem
Hannah Bailey 4 months ago
Cracked me up!
Andreas Simic 11 months ago
Yes I have a microwave story or two and find all things in places that they shouldn't call home, so it very clear to me that I suffer the same triviality. Being human has its moments indeed. Enjoyable reading.
Morgan Chapman 11 months ago
I feel like this is me...haha
Sohel Bhattacharya 11 months ago
Mieft Aenzeish 9 months ago
Like a short story, and it's cooler
Donald Patton More than 1 year ago
Funny and witty...grin!
Kimberly Montgomery 9 months ago
I enjoy the humor but their are some men who aren't concern with your domestication...you can hire those professional as long as you are a professional at what he likes most...making him top priority! 
Iveri Maisuradze 8 months ago
Tea Towel Rehabilitation Clinic
Shelly Welsh 7 months ago
well written.  extremely creative and totally enjoyed
Gary Wurtsmith 12 months ago
This is a funny and somewhat true story. Very well done. If you start, you must finish
Durga Pramod 11 months ago
reallly good
Rodann Gonzales 4 months ago
i loved it. your poem made my bad day just go away..when you try to be a perfect housewife you must learn it is never perfect.
Dale Tice 14 days ago
This should be published.  
Janet montalvo (Poetic Gurl) 11 days ago
Funny love your poem well written humor made me think of my own stories✍️Poeticgurl 
Dawn Kvernenes 20 days ago
nice flow enjoyed thismorning
Jason Jerome 3 months ago
I do my laundry in the tub
Hang it on the shower curtain rod
Saves time,

I can leave them for days, microwave beeps when food is done, let me "mansplain"...
Gravy is made with a whisk and a saucepan, turkey in toasting pan with butter at least six hours or deep fried.
F*** it I tried. Ouch.
Elaine Johnson 23 days ago
really amused me !! easy to read and enjoy
Esther Ekanem 17 days ago
Very humorous and so true!
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