|Ode to Socks
Author: SlvrSoleAlchmst1 PM
Kids, remember not to leave your laundry unattended. You never know what it might do.Rated: Fiction K - English - Humor - Words: 432 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 07-13-05 - id: 1962213
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I got home from school
Plagued with the blues
Collapsed on a chair and threw off my shoes
Wiggled sore toes
Rubbed my poor back
Opened the freezer and dove for a snack
But as I was reaching for Cookies n' Cream
I nearly fell down at the sound of a scream
I heard my mom shout, "Good grief, what have you done?"
So I hurtled upstairs at a rocket-paced run>
I arrived at my bedroom and what did I find?
An assortment of socks all formed up in a line
I glanced to my left and I peered to my right
Is this where I'd strewn all my socks late last night?>
But no, it was not – I was sure of it
I trembled just then; my knuckles I bit
I had dumped off my laundry and left it to bask
For I hated the tedious folding task>
I guess that I should have taken the time
To care for the piles of clothes that were mine
My mom disappeared around the door
And I was left gazing at socks on the floor.>
The pink one came forward and boldly stated,
"I think we're underappreciated."
My mouth dropped open in reply
My sock was speaking?
Yet I couldn't deny
That perhaps my little pink sock was right.>
"You're not satisfied?" I asked with a frown,
"I wash you, I wear you, what more do you want?
You stand here in line just to shoot me down?
Learn to live with the things that you've got!">
Apparently I should have kept my mouth shut…>
KYA! AMBUSH! Revenge of the socks!
Attack and Assault! Get off me, get off!>
They went wild
Cursed and shouted
Yelled and screamed
Cried and pouted>
"You put me in bleach, you wretched fiend,"
The pink one hollered, "to get me clean!
For heaven's sake, I ought to be red!"
Then more socks sprang from beneath the bed>
"You dropped my twin behind the dryer!"
"Don't shake your head, you sneaky liar!"
"You don't even fold us or set us in matches!"
"We're torn and have holes and big faded patches!">
"We don't think you even care."
"You've been in sandals everywhere.">
I was lost for words
I couldn't speak
So out the door I tried to creep
To grab my sneakers and run and flee
But all my socks were chasing me!>
I don't know if my plight can serve as a lesson…
But you'd best be wary when you're dressin'.