Washday

by Stredwick
ASH DAY
A Poem
by Austin Mitchell

It was wash day yet again
Heavy baskets to carry
Down to the river again
All of us had to hurry

To get first use of the rocks
On which to spread our clothes
We would beat the clothes on the rocks
To get the dirt out of those clothes

Wash day was really sweet
We had lots of food to eat
Lots of vegetables and meat
And lots of things to drink

While our mothers were washing
We were busy making drinks and cooking
Food for everyone to eat and drink
And while our mothers bathed upstream
We were swimming downstream

Finally, wash day was over
We headed for home with our clothes
Baskets of fresh, clean clothes
Another wash day was over



            
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