A Paradox: I like it clean…just not anymore!

via Daily Prompt: Clean

Reflecting table-tops,
Speckless tiles,
Neat as a button,
My home before you came along,

                   Used mugs on the table,
                   Dirty socks on the tiles,
                   Bags and books strewed,
                   Our home after you came along,

Crisp, white sheets,
Spotless sinks,
Wardrobes spic and span,
My idea of  home, before you came along,

                    Unmade beds,
                    Toothpaste in the sink,
                    Closets spilling over,
                    Your idea of home, after you came along,

Sparkling crystals,
Stainless cushions,
Squeaky clean pots and pans,
My home before you came along,

                     Glittering baubles here and there,
                     Creased throws, cushions on the floor,
                     Entangled headphones and combs,
                     Our home after you came along,

Clear, unsoiled floors ,
Shut cupboard doors,
Empty table-tops,
My idea of home, long before,

                    Uncluttered drawers,
                    Nothing lying around,
                    Impeccably flawless,
                    Not my idea of home anymore,

Neat as a pin now,
All in it's place,
Yet something's missing,
Is it you or just me?

Lovingly yours, 
Mum

clean

9 responses to “A Paradox: I like it clean…just not anymore!”

  1. athousandbitsofpaper Avatar

    Just loved this and so very true ❤️

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  2. Success Strategies Avatar

    Interesting. Love the contrasts

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thankyou. The world turns upside down with a teen😊

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Binny Avatar

    Don’t ask Smitha ….1 higher Richter scale earthquake come n go after kids packs off to school or off to bed.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      😁Binny. There’s no point in trying to correct it for fear of going crazy😊

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  4. Sonal Avatar

    Nice poem smitha.very touchy end😊

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thanks Sonal…the sad truth of life😊

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  5. Aedit Avatar

    The poem is so so wonderful!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smitha V Avatar

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