Everything must go!

This weekend, I’m throwing it all away
It’s all got too much; it cannot stay
It’s cluttering up my once-tidy home
I need a fresh start to smarten the tone
It’s stuff and more stuff, it’s a hoarder’s delight
How could that happen, it seems, overnight?
It may just be one thing that’s tipped me over
But my stuff and his stuff are all mixed together
I can’t find a bean, when I used to be lean
I knew where to locate the things now unseen
But they’ve moved and I no longer know where they are
I check each nook and cranny, but don’t get too far
Messy house, messy mind; I’m craving some space
Where all my belongings are put in their place
Where I can move freely and stay fully able
to walk without bruising my legs on a table
It’s going – the lot – to the charity shops
The teddies, the books and all of the props
I could sell them on eBay, make a small fortune
I would make all the papers – the lovable loon
“Caught on camera in Waitrose in her birthday suit”
(after flogging her clothes at the Sunday car boot).

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14 thoughts on “Everything must go!

  1. This is outrageous! I love it. One suggestion from a non-poet at:

    I can’t find a thing, when I used to be lean
    I knew where to find almost all of my things (east coasters pronounce been as bean (for whatever it’s worth)) But it works the way it is.

    1. Thank you – in my case, it’s the soft toys that accumulate rapidly! I’m in trouble if I do take anything to the charity shop. The last time I went in, I came out with four bees and a duck!

      1. Nope. No kids here! I have grown up kids who are long gone and none of their stuff is here. My daughter is getting married next weekend!

        The bees I bought because the other half ‘needs’ them for props, but they’ve joined the zoo that is my collection! 🙂

      2. The kids have been gone for 9 years and that nest is long cleared. The current mess is the result of two houses moved into one small house – and we’re both musicians and writers too, with all the paraphernalia that that brings! 🙂

      3. Ah. I see. Well, clutter is clutter, no matter where it comes from. We have it too though. My wife can’t let go of anything. Gotten better but we still have too much

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