Sunday, July 23, 2017

Hand Wash Only

The tag said hand wash only,
but I got busy living life

and careless tossed it
washer/dryer

shrunk it down
at least a size.

Oh, my precious, precious hair shirt!
I've worn it most my life,

but now it's tight
and doesn't fit right anymore.

For Poetry Pantry at Poets United

21 comments:

R.K. Garon said...

Oh for God's sake you still look great in it :)
ZQ

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

I did that to a sweater--my favorite one--and finally tossed it--

Donna@LivingFromHappiness said...

I hate when that happens...wear it anyway!

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Oh yes I can relate! But I am sure it still looks great on you!❤️

Julian said...

Ha Ha, I'm not aloud to use the washing machine any more. Enjoyed your poem.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Time to toss out the hair shirt and go Wild, kiddo. LOL. Loved this.

Magaly Guerrero said...

That totally blows. But, to follow on Sherry's steps, maybe it's a good reason to get another one. ;-)

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Ha ha, I choose to understand the hair shirt as entirely metaphorical and rejoice that it no longer fits. A body might have to give up wearing it!

Mary said...

I've done that! Definitely a frustrating circumstance.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

A hair shirt that's even tighter than it was before? Ugh!

J. T said...

I hope your hair shirt is replaceable. I have done that once in my life here on Earth. :(

Martin Kloess said...

A lessen. here. (what will You do)

Old Egg said...

Our lives are frought with events such as these. The real problem is not being able to find another one the same! I loved the poem.

Old Egg said...

...another funny thing about the blog and the comments is how many words got misspelled on the way...including mine!

ayala said...

Nice metaphor!

annell said...

Perhaps it is best? Who likes a "hair shirt?"

indybev said...


If you've worn it most of your life, it's served it's purpose. Set yourself free!

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Well, lucky for us, you'll just have to go topless... or maybe just find another shirt. :)

Fireblossom said...

Girl, please. Throw that thing out!

Sok Sareth said...
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grapeling said...

I'm with Shay. ~