(marriage) Equality..... [see The Title; Personal Fantasy; Humor? (Let Me Know) ]

I’m an American. So you know I KNOW about equality, right?
And I’m married. I strive for spousal equality with all my might!
Let me share with you how I help to keep my marriage EQUAL.
I’m so good at it that this is my 3rd marriage sequel.

[My wife’s a good wife, and so she does her fair share..... of the house work.
I’m a good husband, and I’m no slacker. Oh, NO! From MY chores I do not shirk.]

My wife makes our bed. I mess it up.
She washes plates and bowls. I wash my cup.
She washes our clothes. I say “Nice job.”
She hangs them on line. I tell her 'They’re dry.' I’m NO SLOB! ..... Oh, NO!

She cooks supper, though it’s sometimes late.
I eat every meal and even lick my plate.... and hers.
I turn on lawn sprinkler and she mows the lawn.....
though, to do so, she starts mowing at the crack of dawn......
(and wakes ME up!) .

The problem is she has a full-time job...... at a bank.
I have no “OUTSIDE” job. At regular jobs I stank.
But I’m glad that at home I can, and do, do my part.
I don’t, like SOME BUMS,.... just sit at home and fart.

by Bri Edwards

Comments (26)

This is quite funny. Enjoyed reading this very much.
The problem is she has a full-time job...... at a bank. I have no “OUTSIDE” job. At regular jobs I stank. But I’m glad that at home I can, and do, do my part. I don’t, like SOME BUMS, .... just sit at home and fart. very interesting poem . you have portrayed how it can be in a home where married ones behave and think of equality........ nice poem.. liked it very much. tony
I am just stupefied at your poem. I like most the following lines of yours: My wife makes our bed. I mess it up. She washes plates and bowls. I wash my cup. She washes our clothes. I say “Nice job.” She hangs them on line. I tell her 'They’re dry.' I’m NO SLOB! ..... Oh, NO! I seem to be of the same opinion on marriage with the exception that I'm 79, married once and hope forever. This year will celebrate our fifty years of marriage.
A fascinating and witty write that evokes laughter. A pure delight and well executed piece.10
A very entertaining write full of fun. The stanzas preceding the final stanza are to me purely humor, and fantasy, and it served its very purpose, to entertain. The real, Bri Edwards, to me I think pertains to the man mentioned in the last stanza who believed in marriage equality.
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