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Labor of Love

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dovesongs
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0 posted 01-31-2000 10:08 AM       View Profile for dovesongs   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for dovesongs

                LABOR OF LOVE

With a grumble from my mouth, a feeling of distaste,
I pick up my rag, HOUSEWORK... I really hate!

To our bedroom I go, the first room to clean,
Dust off the bed, it shines to a sheen,
I recall when the bedroom set arrived,
It was Grandmother's, many years it has survived.
I lovingly think of all the tickles we had,
The laughter, the love in good times and bad.

The dresser is next, this jewelry box I received,
From my small children's hands many years ago
I perceived.
I recall the expectant pride and love in their eyes
as they gave me this gift, what a wonderful surprise.

As I move on, cleaning rooms one by one,
Gifts that were given can measure love by the ton.
A mirror from Mom decorates the hall,
Angels handmade, bought, large and small,
Are displayed proudly on the shelf near the door,
Each bring memories of love evermore.

An hour, then two slides quickly away,
How did I not notice the time slip astray.
The frown has gone, replaced by my smile,
Our home is shining clean for a while.

My labor of love is finished for now.
The next time I feel sad and lonely somehow,
I will pick up my dust rag and clean up my house,
And remember I am loved, by my family and spouse.





 
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Rex Allen McCoy
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1 posted 01-31-2000 10:31 AM       View Profile for Rex Allen McCoy   Email Rex Allen McCoy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Rex Allen McCoy's Home Page   View IP for Rex Allen McCoy

Wow ... what a thought ... I'll bet if we
all pick up dust rags and roll up our sleeves, each of us could find an inspiration
or two worth writing about.

Rex
mariee66
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2 posted 01-31-2000 10:39 AM       View Profile for mariee66   Email mariee66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for mariee66

That was very nicely written~

Reminds me of how I clean~
Takes me hours, due to reminiscing~

Marie~
Elizabeth Santos
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3 posted 01-31-2000 10:55 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

This is so sweet, and it is truly a labor of love
Liz
hoot_owl_rn
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4 posted 01-31-2000 10:57 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

What a wonderful way to look at a task most wouldn't look at this way  
dovesongs
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5 posted 01-31-2000 12:29 PM       View Profile for dovesongs   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for dovesongs

Thank you all for your nice comments.  I really appreciate you taking the time to read it.  I look forward to reading more of your work and perhaps building some new friendships in here.  Bless you all. Anita

 
Gene
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6 posted 01-31-2000 01:34 PM       View Profile for Gene   Email Gene   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Gene's Home Page   View IP for Gene

Anita,

I've been putting off cleaning, but you make cleaning house sound so nice, I can't wait to get home and clean.

~Gene  
Denise
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7 posted 02-04-2000 10:52 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Love makes any labor worth the effort!! This is lovely, Anita!

Denise
Nate Dogg
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8 posted 02-04-2000 11:57 AM       View Profile for Nate Dogg   Email Nate Dogg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nate Dogg's Home Page   View IP for Nate Dogg

You sure made house labor sound inspiring. Good work!

 Nathan
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9 posted 02-04-2000 12:00 PM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

The things we do for love are all rewarded in the end!!! Wonderful poem!!

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