1950's Wife

He loves his 1950’s wife,
She knows her place,
Gives him no strive.
Cooks and cleans every day.
Keeps his life in just the way
That she ought.
Gives him utmost thought.
He couldn’t ask for any more,
She is the one that he adores.
Friends they envy
A perfect home,
He never has reasons to moan
Or wish for better than he has…
Sad.
because he doesn’t know,
That inside,
Resentment grows.
Laying in their bed at night
She harbours wistful thoughts of flight,
That are quashed at mornings dawn,
There must be more than these four walls.
So every day she gives her all,
To be fondly loved as the perfect wife.
Do whats right.
But she could love herself,
If she had a life.

by Alc Harris

Comments (5)

But she could love herself, If she had a life...................................................but she knows life is lucked divinely by audacity of living in unison, wonderful write,10+++thanks for sharing
My friend it is all about first loving self. Sad commentary.........excellent composition!
I like the 1950's wife. one good thing came out of it. The children had respect and manners. Good verse. Best wishes suzan
indeed but one should not sacrifice ones self nor ones needs for that love. Thank you for your comment. Amanda
love usually means making sacrifices.