Thursday, 14 January 2016

Curiousity A-loft


I don't do ladders, or dark dingy spaces,
I don't like spiders, my heart just races,
I've tried, I have, but I just can't face it, 
My loft is a mystery to me. 

I would love to visit and maybe clean it,  
It's ridiculous to think I've never seen it, 
I threaten to sometimes, but don't really mean it, 
My loft is a mystery to me. 


There could be anything up in those heights,
crawly things, hairy things, something that bites,
Maybe some bats and some stalactites,
My loft is a mystery to me.

The husband is suspiciously fine about this,
He acts like nothing is really amiss,
Fetches my loft-contents with husbandly bliss,
My loft is a mystery to me.

So why is he happy to indulge my whim?
Taking my weirdness right on the chin,
You'd think he'd moan, not just give in,
My loft is a mystery to me.

I've started to wonder what he's keeping up there,
what kind of luxuries he's not keen to share,
Maybe some booze and a comfy chair,
My loft is a mystery to me.

The more I think about it, my mind runs riot,
When he's up in that loft he's awfully quiet,
I wouldn't be surprised if he's cheating the diet!
My loft is a mystery to me.

My mind's coming up with all sorts of ideas,
juke boxes, mini bar, or crates full of beers,
probably carpets and walnut veneers,
My loft is a mystery to me.

Is he having loft parties and I'm not invited?
Is that why he almost looks quite delighted,
when I ask for shoes I haven't seen since the nineties?
My loft is a mystery to me.

I'd love to be brave, find some courage, dig deep,
But that ladder, it does look awfully steep,
whatever he's got up there, I think he can keep, 
My loft is a mystery to me.

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29 comments

Mellissa Williams said...

What a fantastic poem! I'm don't have a clue what is up in my loft and I'm scared of going up there too.

Lucy Dorrington said...

Thank you! And I'm so glad it's not just me. *shudder*

Sara Murray said...

Love it, this made me chuckle and the poem itself just dances along. Not a fan of ladders, so lofts have always been a bit of a mystery, but in our last house it was the basement that I hated... especially in the dark! #prose4t
Sara | mumturnedmom

Lucy Dorrington said...

I've often wondered how I would cope with a basement. Badly, I should imagine!

VaiChin @RamblingThroughParenthood said...

Ha ha ha! I am grinning from ear to ear reading this :-D Your lofty saga sounds very similar to mine #prose4T

Jen Walshaw said...

Ha, this really did make me laugh. I am not a loft person at all

oana79 said...

Ha, this made me chuckle, Lucy, we have had the loft done up when we moved in so we can store stuff there and although I venture up sometimes, I almost always let Alex do all the unpleasant tasks of sorting or digging out, just like you :-).xx

Nayna Kanabar said...

This is written so well , I loved reading your post.

Nadine Hill said...

Great poem! I wonder what he is keeping up there?!!

Lucy Dorrington said...

So many people have agreed with me, at least I don't feel like I'm the only one now!

Lucy Zelazowski said...

HAHA Lucy you are so funny. We must be like twins, my loft is mystery to me too. Just the idea of going up there freaks me out. However Darren is very different to Phil, Darren moans when I need stuff to be added or brought down.
I love your poem, its brilliant xx

Victoria Welton said...

I ruddy love this Lucy - it is brilliant! I LOVE that you got the word 'stalactites' in there too. Genius! Thank you for linking to #Prose4T x

Mrs M said...

I love this, so creative! Ha great poetry.

Cass@TheDiaryofaFrugalFamily said...

Ha ha I've never been anywhere near my loft either ;-)

KiddyCharts said...

I've giggled a lot reading this. Very nice and fun poet, nice writing it.

Lucy Dorrington said...

I had no idea this was a thing, I thought I was the only one!

Lucy Dorrington said...

It's good to make him feel useful! :-)

Lucy Dorrington said...

Thank you! :-)

Lucy Dorrington said...

Thank you. We may never find out!

Lucy Dorrington said...

Thank you! At least, reading the comments, we know we are not alone!

Lucy Dorrington said...

Thank you, Victoria! I sometimes challenge myself to rhyme a tricky word. My personal favourite was 'Pellegrini', lol!

Lucy Dorrington said...

Thank you, Mrs M! x

Lucy Dorrington said...

I'm amazed how many people feel the same as me!

Lucy Dorrington said...

Thank you! :-)

Janine BakeGlueandTrend said...

Cute poem. I bought this house in July and haven't even opened the loft as yet to see what is up there! Scary!!

Kara Guppy said...

Love this - I hate climbing in the loft, but only because it is awkward to access. I try not to think about the spiders

Lucy Dorrington said...

Mine is next to the stairs, so when you look down from the ladder, it seems like a much bigger drop than it actually is!

Ickle Pickle said...

I love this! I have no idea what is lurking in our loft - and I have no man to end up there! I would love to store some stuff up there, but I am not brave enough!! Kaz x

Nichola - Globalmouse said...

I would love to have a loft!! All the things you could keep up there - now I'm intrigued....what is your husband doing up there??!

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