The Clear Out by Chris South


The Clear Out by Chris South

Where does it all come from?
Boxes and boxes of stuff,
Old papers and files and schoolbooks
Threadbare clothes all covered in fluff.
Where does it all come from?
How I wished I only knew
Most of it isn’t mine anyway
So it must all belong to you!
Where is it all coming from?
When will it ever stop?
We’ve got so much junk to get rid of
Perhaps we should open a shop.
Where has this lot come from?
No! I wouldn’t open that box
Well you can’t say I didn’t warn you
Yes I know it’s full of odd socks
What d’you mean they’re a little bit cheesy
I used to play rugby in those
Well I thought that I might find the others some day
Look! Please take that peg off your nose.
Where does it all come from?
Why on earth do you want to keep that?
I know for a fact you wont use it
No don’t throw away my old hat!
It’s got sentimental value
The scarf and the gloves have too.
You can’t possibly be serious
About keeping that old canoe?
What d’you mean it might come in handy
It’s got a big hole in the bow
And why are we keeping that hideous painting
Those bags of old shoes and the pantomime cow?
Where does it all come from?
What on earth is that under the bed?
How long d’you think it’s been there?
Well I’m almost certain it’s dead.
I haven’t a clue where it came from
I’m not sure if that’s fur or mould
Looks like it was some sort of sandwich
Must be at least 2 or 3 years old.
 Where does it all come from?
I really couldn’t say
I don’t recall seeing those before
Did you used to do ballet?
Now don’t look at me in that tone of voice!
That tutu would never fit
What d’you mean pink is my colour?
No you wont let it out a bit.
Where does it all come from?
I haven’t got a clue
D’you think that were adhesive
To everything: Like glue?
Where does it all come from?
I hope that that’s the lot
We must have gone through it all by now
But then again, maybe not
Where does it all come from?
I think we deserve a rest
We’ve cleared out the loft and the spare room
The wardrobes and your antique chest
Where does it all come from?
Let’s have a nice cup of tea
Then we can start on the garage
Oh sod it! What’s on TV?

 

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