Friday, December 07, 2007

Competition

I am not at all competitive. I love playing board games, but I love them just as much whether I win or lose. ( In my house, I'm just so happy if someone agrees to play with me! Wah! ) So theSunday Scribblings prompt this week, led my very congested brain in another direction....

Each competing for my dire attention
day by day by relentless day
each cramp my brains limited retention
causing me guilt for their dismay
I used to love to pamper them all
gave extra care in the spring and fall!
Now my efforts have somehow lost their groove
lackluster they give me no inspiration
Maybe I'll abandon them all! Just move!
No, I don't possess that determination
I guess I just have to deal with these demanding BORES
Even though I'd rather take a walk on the beach
I guess I just have to do my humdrum household chores
Can you Pass me the toilet-bowl brush and the bleach?

17 comments:

daisies said...

i say dance down to the beach and abandon the brush and bleach :)

i love how creative you get with these ... so much fun!! xox have a lovely weekend!

forgetfulone said...

I really like your ending!

giggles said...

Now that was so clever Ms. Lucy lulu!!I thought you were talking about you know what!!! Well done....had me fooled!
I agree too....would be a lot easier if we were dirty!! haha
Hugs Sherrie

Rob Kistner said...

Ah yes -- the exhaustion and pressure of being the 'prize'...

Robin said...

I'm with Daisy - life's too short to waste on cleaning toilets.

paisley said...

i kid you not,, i am so bad at housekeeping i DID used to move!!!! now i make a pact to keep it presentable,, not clean by any means,, but not to the point where i would be embarrassed if someone showed up... which thank god i know wont happen!!!!!

you did a great job with this!!!!!

tumblewords said...

Interesting take on the prompt - I say walk on the beach after you pour vinegar in the toilet bowl. It's good, too, to take off your glasses (if you wear them) so that many of the chores are unrecognizable.

Devil Mood said...

hehehe it's true that house chores seem to scream at us when we have to do them. And everything seems to be dirtier than the other...that's competition! ;)

Granny Smith said...

Just visit my house. Then you will feel that yours is spotless in comparison! But that's not the type of competition that's called for, is it?

UL said...

I just finished half my chores..so I can understand...but I am clean freak.. so unless I finish it all, that beach walk would be no use to me..the toilets would still beckon ;) loved this one Lucy. Thanks.

UL

Linda said...

Such a cool sonnet! I feel like this all the time!

Thanks for visiting my craft blog. Yes, Kylie is my daughter's little girl. She'll be 2 next week. I did this scrapbook of her first year. I've been posting it so my friend in Florida can see it. She listened to me talk about each layout for so long that I figured I'd post the pages. I appreciate your comments!

gautami tripathy said...

This we can all relate too. Great rhyming too!

Go Compete

Patois said...

I wasn't entirely sure you weren't going to mention children or plants. But toilets? Too funny!

Jeannine Bakriges said...

Aah, I too have a date with some toilet bowls. There comes a time when they scream for attention, don't they? Most times I can just turn a deaf ear to their screams, but it's the holidays so maybe drop-in guests won't want to hear them and I had better get down to business...the business of cleaning toilet bowls.

Awareness said...

Toilet bowl cleaning......? I crank up some good music to drown out the yucky activity.....singing to the Rolling Stones while scrubbing with a toilet brush makes it a little more acceptable.

great take on the prompt!!

sister AE said...

I like it.

But I can't begin to tell you how much cleaning I've done at my house lately in somewhat successful attempts to keep from working on projects I've lugged home from work. (toilet bowl included!)

LittleWing said...

love the humor...next time i'm cleaning the bowl, i'll think of this liberating and funny take...