‘Neath the Bed

I went a little mad today,
and vacuumed ‘neath the bed,
it’s not my normal housework style,
to clean what can’t be seen,
i’m more a fan of neat and tidy,
and a quick superficial clean.

but I’d bought a brand new vacuum,
– so I had to try it out –
it’s an upright, with a lift off can,
and a sucky spout!
so I used it on the skirting boards,
and then glimpsed beneath the bed.

oh, I know that I should do it,
much more often than I do,
but it’s such a major undertaking,
and ignorance is bliss,
until the carpet changes colour,
which is a sign that you can’t miss.

so I had to move my heavy bed,
and push it round the room,
I might have moved it ten times,
’cause in the end I just lost track,
and I suppose that it was worth it,
though i’ve gone and hurt my back.

So here there is a lesson,
if you’re just a bit like me,
do not buy a brand new vacuum,
and test it in your room,
and do not look beneath your bed,
else you might meet a dusty doom.

© ceenoa

10 responses to “‘Neath the Bed”

  1. Mehehehehehe!! 🙂
    Glad you survived it – hope your back’s better soon..

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    1. me too – it was an horrific sight to be sure. Back feels ok today, thanks Jesska


  2. There are certain mysteries that should remain beyond the curiosity of humans. The nature of God, the meaning of life, who built the Pyramids and what’s going on under the bed.

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    1. I believe this to be true, I shall comply more strongly in future.

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  3. Death by housework, it’s our deepest fear. Glad you made it relatively unscathed. 😉

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    1. Yep, avoided it by the skin of my teeth, not going back for at least another decade.

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  4. A witty and clever dissertation on the perils of impromptu cleanliness…

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    1. It is, indeed, perilous to clean without preparation – like a bottle of wine and nibbles close by. Alas, such was not my fortune.

      Thanks Brian

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  5. Haha! Ignorance is indeed bliss… Especially when it comes to cleaning. 😝

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    1. I am a firm believer of this – I jsut need to learn to NOT look!

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