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.