Are We To Get Them Dry Today? by Marjorie Atkinson
The big house has many rooms
with soldiers with blood and stains.
Washing, cleaning, what a to-do.
The weather is always changing.
There’s Lily, Agnes and Maud too.
We have no time for even the loo.
The room’s all steaming
with wet sheets all about.
But a relief when night comes
when we can all go out.