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Seven Days in DIY Heaven


Everyone who knows me, knows that I love Woodies. It is my favourite shop. So last weekend I spent some time there and found inspiraton for my poem

SEVEN DAYS IN DIY HEAVEN

 

 While you were gone on holiday for the week;

I thought I’d do some work about the house

DIY stuff; the work you hate . . .

 

So on Monday I cut the grass out the back and watered

The rose bushes. The red one you bought me last February was

In full bloom and it made me think about you and smile.

 

On Tuesday I vacuumed the house from the bedroom

All the way down to the hall, ‘cause you hate the noise from

The vacuum cleaner while you’re watching football.

 

On Wednesday I cleaned the windows . . .

I know you promised you’d get around to them last winter

But it’s summer now and the sunbeams show up  the dirt

 

On the glass, not to mention the moss on the path . . .

But I scrubbed that away on Thursday. And then

On Friday I painted the bathroom. And

 

I got the electrician to fix the broken bulbs.

You thought you’d get around to that before you left

And I understand you had to pack . . .

 

But I hate to shower in the dark.

It was Saturday before I fixed what I think was

A loose wire on the door-bell. Because

 

You’re mother phoned to say she’d called

Once or twice. But I swear I didn’t hear a thing

Never heard that doorbell ring.

 

On Sunday just before I left to pick you up at the airport

I checked on-line and saw your flight was delayed.

Your ETA was showing ten o’clock.

 

And would you believe

That was when I seized the opportunity

And changed the locks.

 

(C) Eithne Reynolds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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