May 25, 2014

Clutter Them Up!

I work more efficiently with clutter, my hubby works better with space. I thought this the perfect opportunity to dedicate this to him.  Hold on......there goes the hoover....see what I mean!!?

I hear them say, that charity, begins here right at home
well in this place, a lack of  space, leaves not much room to roam
A tidy minded, loosely guided, hubby paces floor
guards within the rubbish bin, behind the kitchen door

Calls it hoarding, and according to him it's all trash -
my imperfection, book collection tossed out in a flash
All my stuff, in hairy huff, he'd donate to the needy
while I delight, in messy might, oh yes, indoody deedy!

Brass and plastic, bright fantastic ornaments and things -
shades and cards, pot plants for yards, junk jewellery and rings
No paper, litter, things that glitter, ever hang around -
music sheets, still incomplete, get scrunched and bucket bound

The cheeky git, will not permit, my muddy bike inside -
next time that I, cycle rely, 'twill be a soggy ride
No dirty face, shoe laces laced, hair ribbons tightly tied
he'll check your shoes, for doggie poos, before you come inside

Vase antiques, dolls quite unique, and rarely seen again -
may get, oh, no! the big heave-hoe, in this mess-free domain
My memories, old thing that please, grow stronger every year -
suitcases filled, history built with every souviner 

Some doors bursting, husband cursing following a rumble -
contents spill, lost all goodwill, and patience starts crumble
Guitars all rusted, him disgusted, moths and spider webs -
full hypertension, if I mention what's beneath the bed

Maybe I should, attempt some good, I know he'll never change -
a neat old codger, his housework dodger, need to rearrange
I leave him there, in his old chair, with paper and a scotch
I'll work each day, for peace not pay, in some charity shop



anne marie in philly said...

we all have clutter; my spouse is a pack rat, as is his brother/mother/late father. my stuff is confined to one room and I cull as necessary.

Helena said...

- Thanks for the comment Ann - hope that read alright, as I accidentally published before editing was through! All done now!

Ginny Brannan said...

What great fun to read! Indoody deedy!! I like what you did to the image too, it almost 3-dimensionalizes it. Well done!

Karen S. said...

Oh my, I can relate to this. Nicely done, really fun read.

Berowne said...

A pleasure to read, yes. But even more, from a strictly technical standpoint, rather remarkable...

Optimistic Existentialist said...

This sounds like it could have been written about my garage LOL

Miss Stacy said...

lol...this is the cutest, your writing always cheers me the descriptions and how you'd rather work in a charity shop than deal with a husband..bahaha...wonderful!

stacy lynn mar

Kathe W. said...

oh deary me- this would be hard to live with! My sweetie is a clutter bug- but I would never toss his stuff! He respects my need for tidiness and I his need for stuff around to enable creativity...

Kutamun said...

Dear Lena , nature abhors a vacuum doesnt she !
Good One

humbird said...

I'm with you, Lena! Enjoyed the poem :)

Tess Kincaid said...

All my stuff in a hairy huff...ha!

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