There are gremlins in my laundry pile

There are gremlins in my laundry pile;
How else do you explain
The things that disappear in there
Time and time again?

There are gremlins in my laundry pile:
Of this I have no doubt.
For in their pairs the socks go in,
Yet only one comes out.

There are gremlins in my laundry pile,
They hide white socks away
Then bury them in the pile of darks
To make them grubby grey.

There are gremlins in my laundry pile
And their magic spells they cast.
I’m certain that’s the reason why
The laundry pile grows so fast.

There are gremlins in my laundry pile
And I wish they’d go away.
But if the ironing fairy arrives,
I’d quite like her to stay!

ยฉ Louise George โ€“ 18th November 2014

There are gremlins in my laundry pile - Little Hearts, Big Love

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38 thoughts on “There are gremlins in my laundry pile

  1. I really enjoyed this Louise! Really good ๐Ÿ™‚ Btw, if the ironing fairy shows up in your doorstep – do send her my way too. I make a lovely nice cup of tea & biscuits in exchange for ironing! ๐Ÿ˜‰ x

  2. I think someone fed my Gremlins with water and exposed them to the sunlight as they’ve gone crazy in my laundry basket!!! xx

    1. Thank you – yes, those socks are a nightmare! I always seem to end up with a huge pile of odd ones despite my best efforts!

  3. Brilliant Louise! I have to agree with every single point there. But I reckon you probably *are* the ironing fairy right? Just like I’m the washing up fairy in our house ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks so much for linking up again on #thetruthabout Xx

    1. Thanks Sam – oh yes, I am indeed the ironing fairy but wouldn’t say no if another one decided to take on the job! Lovely to link up to #thetruthabout again ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I love your poem, Louise! Would you have thought when you were 16 or 18, that you’d ever write a poem about laundry? Those socks, I really wonder where they all go…. Oh and when the ironing fairy is done at your house, send her my way please!

    1. Thank you Mel – definitely would never have believed I’d be writing poems about laundry and enjoying doing so! The socks are a mystery – I have piles of odd socks and I’m sure they started off as pairs. I will definitely send the ironing fairy your way if she does turn up! x

  5. Absolutely love this poem and how true. I keep saying to mr p where does all the socks and tights go! I share in our house their is a laundry thief. Thanks for linking up to Share WIth Me #sharewithme

    1. Thanks Jenny – amazing how those socks and tights disappear! Lovely to link up to #sharewithme again ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Oh loved this. I have gremlins in mine too. Glad your laundry looks similar t mine. On that note, I bet empty the washing machine.

    1. Thank you – those gremlins get everywhere! I always seem to be emptying and loading the washing machine! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you – oh yes, my gremlins are always being fed! Lovely to link to Prose for Thought again ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Brilliant Louise! We have gremlins too – although ours are the tooth gremlins (they take dirty teeth away if they haven’t been brushed). If you see the ironing fairy, please send him/her my way! #thetruthabout

    1. Thanks Yvette – we’ve not had PJ bottoms disappear but the gremlins are definitely responsible for missing socks and gloves! ๐Ÿ™‚

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