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Under the Cushions

April 7, 2020

“Stay at home” leaves time to clean

Parts of home seen and unseen

The couch was there upon my list

Of jobs that I had long-time missed

Beneath the cushions, what surprise

Awaited there before my eyes

Pens and pencils, lady bird,

Paper, leaves and most absurd

In dust and sand were ten dried peas

Were they all carried in by fleas?

Did Tim and I eat supper there

And kiss, so we both dropped a share?

Or did the cleaners just for fun

Put them in there one by one?

The answer we may never know.

I’ll water them so they can gr

“Stay at home” leaves time to clean

Parts of home seen and unseen

The couch was there upon my list

Of jobs that I had long-time missed

Beneath the cushions, what surprise

Awaited there before my eyes

Pens and pencils, lady bird,

Paper, leaves and most absurd

In dust and sand were ten dried peas

Were they all carried in by fleas?

Did Tim and I eat supper there

And kiss, so we both dropped a share?

Or did the cleaners just for fun

Put them in there one by one?

The answer we may never know.

I’ll water them so they can grow.

Sheila- for a change!

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4 Comments
  1. Lol. I’m going to have trouble letting go of the mental image I now have of these 10 dried peas under your sofa cushions! 😏

  2. a pea you say beneath your seat
    and yet you never knew
    a proof that family royalty
    we cannot claim anew
    For all know well that royal blood
    cannot rest well you see
    for on no bed could rest
    the famous princess and her pea

  3. There is a tradition on my side of the family that we are descended from Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland.

  4. Linda Sprague permalink

    Lovley Sheila!

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