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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. 27 reviews.
Sohel Bhattacharya 7 months ago
Kimberly Montgomery 4 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! 
Andreas Simic 6 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.
Iveri Maisuradze 3 months ago
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Gary Wurtsmith 7 months ago
This is a funny and somewhat true story. Very well done. If you start, you must finish
Shelly Welsh 28 days ago
well written.  extremely creative and totally enjoyed
Mieft Aenzeish 4 months ago
Like a short story, and it's cooler
Morgan Chapman 6 months ago
I feel like this is me...haha
Durga Pramod 6 months ago
reallly good
Amber Whitehead 10 months ago
Sweet Honey Dove 10 months ago
good humour!
real life
Sonja Carnes 9 months ago
I love your work!
Md Munib 10 months ago
Amazing poem
Donald Patton 9 months ago
Funny and witty...grin!
Raquel Torres 6 months ago
Funny, witty, well written. 
L Rodriguez 7 months ago
love the actual experience behind the humor, and honesty,....write on...please

amber talwar 10 months ago
I like the passage so when the burning.....
Mrudula Rani 7 months ago
I admit, I have done a  few of those mishaps myself !

Ell Bevan 9 months ago
Nice poem, real life with good humour
Jami Jonesie 11 months ago
Very realistic
Vijayakumar Ghanta 10 months ago
M. C. 16 days ago
I tried making a turkey once. did not go well.
Thulani Lubhede 20 days ago
so true
Katie Oslen 11 months ago
I inspired by your poem.  I write as well and submit my work through various outlets.  Have you tried expressive Cafe at http://xpressivecafe.com/submit-your-xpressions/
Leonor Varella 7 months ago
No,but I will do now...thanks for the tip.

rew corkett 11 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. 
Leonor Varella 7 months ago
Thankyou for your critique....and really funny that you mention Pam Eyres as my mum bought me a copy of her wonderful when I was about ten.Read it cover to cover and have enjoyed it ever since.

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