The Mess-A Funny Poem About Conquering Clutter

In case you were wondering what happened to last week’s Friday poem, I got extremely busy and so this is coming to you a bit late (sorry about that!).  The word of the week was MESS.  This is another one that may just go in the children’s poetry book I am writing, but it’s meant for adults too ;).  If you have ever seemed to lack time or energy to clean and have found yourself overwhelmed by the mess that ensued as a result, you may get a kick out of this one!



The Mess:


It started with a single sock

Flung on the floor without a care,

A towel here, a towel there-

and THEN a pair of underwear!


“The room looks fairly clean, I’d say!”

She thought as she climbed in to bed,

I’ll leave that for another day-

For now it’s time to rest my head.


The rooster crowed announcing Morn’

And up she got to start her day,

She flung her PJ’s on the floor,

To dress and dash outside to play!


Somehow the days flew by so fast,

To not enjoy them seemed a crime-

She’d say “oh well, it’s not that bad!”

Tomorrow I will find the time!


Tomorrow came.  Tomorrow went.

Tomorrow such a traitor be-

” I can not do it now”, she thought.

“My word, the clock says half past three!”


So on and on the story went

Until one day she looked around,

And saw a mountain 6 feet tall-

How would she Conquer such a mound?!!


And then a thought occurred to her-

“I will not fuss or stress or pout,

I shall be Queen of the mountain top

And rule “The Mess” from here on out!


Climbing up, she took a seat

Upon her throne (without a fear),

Put on her crown and then exclaimed-

“The view’s much better from up here!”


©Rebekah Ann Stephenson 2014


Mt. Messmore


Note: This poem was written in 5 minutes up until the part where the Mountain became 6 feet tall.  The last two lines (end of the poem) were written after the timer went off (I wanted to finish the story and bring it to some type of resolution).  


Can you relate to putting off a mess until it gets out of control?

I didn’t name the girl in the story…what do you think her name should be?


Remember not to take yourself TOO seriously when life gets “messy”,




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