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By Josie Whitehead
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ON THE CLOTHES LINE

By Josie Whitehead

On the Clothes Line

‘Good morning,’ called a pair of socks.
     ‘Hello,’ replied a shirt.
‘It’s lovely out here in the breeze 
       And free from all that dirt.’

‘But I feel sick,’ a towel declared:
      ‘The spinning’s much too fast
And it’s so good to be out here,
     Quite free of it at last!’

‘The soap powder’s a bit too strong,’
       The party dress declared.
‘And just the thought of spinning round,
        Of course makes me feel scared!’
 
‘You’re lucky,’ said a white school blouse:
       ‘I’m in there every week –
‘Whilst here, upon the washing line,
       I find the peace I seek.’

‘This peg is cutting me in two,’
       A tea-towel cried in pain - - 
And then they felt, without a doubt,
      Some heavy spots of rain.

So their morning on the washing line
      Soon ended – what a shame!
But their grumbling is still going on
      In the drier, just the same!


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