Saturday, December 20, 2014

The Moldy Closet--By Sara Kendrick--United States

The Moldy Closet

The cloak closet was fairly clean
A brief dust would do it
Then pouring rain set in two days
Wet traced a fish gill's slit

Now the closet isn't sparkling clean
From those down stream's dribbles
On the clean outside all looks well
Inside black ink scribbles

A hard untidy job ahead
Removing the contents
A stinky, stressful employment
Arduousness presents

All purpose cleaner in strong hands
Spray, scrub to beat the band
Unsuccessful accomplishment
Step back, look, the job scanned

Momma said soap and water cleaned
Anything but the soul
Just say a prayer for cleansing
And He will make one whole

Sara Kendrick married young and had a family soon after. After her last child went to school, she decided to pursue her GED. A gentlemen who worked with the GED program encouraged her to enroll in college.  She worked part time and cared for her family in addition to her studies. She graduated from Mercer University. Several years ago, after a health crisis, she started writing poetry. 


  1. love this Sara.

    1. Maureen,

      Thanks for the visit to my page..I appreciate the time spent here..


    2. Maureen,

      I went to your site and enjoyed reading some of your works and the beautiful pictures that you shared..


  2. Lovely write, Sara! Much enjoyed, especially the final stanza. Take care. // paul

  3. Paul,

    Thanks for the visit to read my work..I appreciate you doing so. I can still heard momma saying soap and water will clean anything but the soul even from the grave she speaks to me..


  4. love this,. Sara - and the last stanza is the perfect way to finish the poem