Use a Big Stick

In response to this week’s #tankatuesday challenge from the blog of Colleen Chesebro. THEME POETRY using the prompt of FIRE & WATER!

Stoke the kettle fire

Bring water to a boil

Add lye, removes the soil

From dirty clothes

©2022 Annette Rochelle Aben

17 responses to “Use a Big Stick

  1. A fun approach to the prompt, Annette

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  2. Love the twist at the end! Great response, Annette 🙂💕

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  3. Ohhh my grandma used to use lye. Excellent combination for the prompt, Sis. ❤

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  5. This was brilliant, Annette! Lol! 🙂

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  6. hehehe! This is kind of old school! It makes me think of life long ago… So beautifully rendered, Annette!


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  7. Very clever, Annette, and I love the ending. Perfect! 😁

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  8. Does it really? I know that was the standard for soap…

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