Friday, January 10, 2014

The Kitchen Floor--By Anne R. C. Neale--United States

The Kitchen Floor

I walk on it daily and I do not know
How it gets so dirty each day, that's so,
I wax it and sweep it, and low and behold,
The next day it looks like it has a " mold " ( just kidding)

Crumbs come from nowhere, and spills too,
They seem to appear in difficult spots for you,
I try to leave it spotless when I go out of the room,
And on the side of my refrigerator I store my broom.

I know that by nightfall I need to sweep the floor,
It is a repetitious job, I do more and more,
The kitchen floor has a life all it's own,
I wish it would stay clean all day long, I moan.

So each day I sweep and clean it up again,
The kitchen floor is the place I am most, Amen,
With cooking and washing dishes, I live in it a lot,
When I am really tired at night in the sink I might leave a pot.

Kitchen floors are necessary, but they sure don't stay clean,
It's the most important floor as you are in it a lot I scream.

Anne R. C. Neale is 85 years old.  She taught outdoor education for 20 years.  Anne still works at school as crossing guard.   She has sent six free poems daily to 165 people for the past 18 years. She been writing poems since the age of 8 and has all of them in albums.  She resides in New Jersey .


  1. This poem has made me think of my own kitchen floor in a whole new way, which is delightful. I love writing that focuses on something so commonplace it tends to be forgotten in the passing of moments.


  2. Hi Anne, Welcome to "Whispers." I just love your poem! The kitchen floor is the bane of my existence. LOL Why do I go with such light, pastel colors on the floor? It would be easier to have a dark brown floor so you couldn't see all the spots so clearly. You gave me a great laugh. Thank you for sharing this work with us. Best wishes, Carolyn Devonshire

  3. Dear Anne,

    It's good to see that others have dropped by to leave comments on your delightful poem. Welcome to Whispers! I hope you enjoy your time spent here.


  4. Hello Anne, welcome to a wonderful community, Whispers. I just know you will enjoy the association with all like minded folks who have a desire to share a part of themselves and bless others with their poetry. I thought your poem a delight to read and could sure relate with my own kitchen floor. Thank you for sharing.
    Love, Charlene

  5. Hello Anne. I really enjoyed your poem, "The Kitchen Floor." It is a very artistic, fun and well written poem. As I was reading, I was reminded of a certain kitchen floor I once had that was checkered in black and white squares....large ones. That was the hardest kitchen floor to keep clean I ever had. Thank you for sharing this. Blessings

    -Maurice J. Reynolds, Owner / Editor
    TGBTG Publications! / Creative Inspirations

  6. Dear Ann, A lovely poem and so very thoughtful too. I have enjoyed it thoroughly.

  7. Dear Ann,

    Welcome to WhispersI enjoyed your humorous poem on the kitchen floor, the cleaning never ends does it? Very well written and thoughtful. Thank you for sharing your work with us and hope to see more in the future.

    Sandra Stefanowich

  8. Oh, Ann, this is so cute and hilariously familiar to me! In fact, it relates to the entire house, doesn't it? Ha, ha............. and over, and over, and over again and we should be able to perform these in our sleep! A darling poem! Sheri

  9. Dear Ann

    Oh for disposable floors or butcher saw dusted, to just be blown away (every two seconds). Welcome to Whispers. Your poem is full of truth and charm.