an ode to the Kirby….with or without duct tape

she makes me wait while i try to vac

she seems to take too much time

i’ll just go check on the cheese and mac

while i think of another rhyme.

she coughs and gurlguls and chortles

she cannot take much more

she is a fine piece of machinery

slowly dying on the kitchen floor.

i should have seen it coming

I should have seen the clues

my stream-lined silver vacuum

made singing like the blues.

i fear she will soon slumber

so i have gone and got a new

a vacuum mate much cheaper

with more style and suction too…

oh poor old Kirby vacuum piece

your days are numbered now

like an old piece of the rotting snow

before the oncoming plow…

About thelostkerryman

Thelostkerryman is an author, and entrepreneur, living in the forests of a consistently confused country. Here in this hill country, hurling doesn't usually involve a hurley; store-made soda bread has the consistency of a sea sponge; and Kerrygold butter has finally found a permanent place on the grocery shelves everywhere. His blogs are an account of his adventures, thoughts, eclectic -and eccentric- ramblings, random or insightful poetry, humor and non-humor, pictures (photos), video, essays, fiction, poetic fiction, nonfiction, drama, and writing he has not classified in the description above. All of his posts from,,, and are copywrited according to international copywrite law.
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1 Response to an ode to the Kirby….with or without duct tape

  1. gimpet says:

    HAHAHAHA, luv this! Poor baby, no chance to fix her? Living without a vacuum cleaner makes my feet VERY unhappy! Hope your cheap imitation lasts but I know your Kirby is having fits as I type this. You have given up a strip steak for stew meat!

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