I’m Gonna Help Mommy With Laundry

I’m gonna help mommy with laundry
We’re gonna wash everything clean
Then hang it all by clothespins
My shirt so white that it gleams

Suddenly I remember the red fox
I dropped him yesterday in the rain
I better put him in the washer
So my brother can’t see the stains

I bundle the fox with my bed-sheets
Feeling so clever and grown
Now, no one will know that I took it
Without asking for a loan

From the washroom, suddenly there’s a yell
Every white sheet is now pale pink
Sighing, mommy looks at me sternly
– Whatever did you think?


Written for tonight’s Poetics prompt at dVerse. And inspired by a children’s book I read at bed time earlier tonight.

Photo by Ruslan Alekso from Pexels

14 thoughts on “I’m Gonna Help Mommy With Laundry

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    1. Thank you! 💕 I tried to keep it light and fun. This is my first attempt at writing poetry for children and I’m delighted it seems to have worked for adults too. 😊

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