Treasure Island

Bri Edwards


(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.

Submitted: Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Edited: Thursday, November 28, 2013

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  • John Westlake (9/6/2014 3:31:00 AM)

    I'm no slouch Bri, I do my own cooking cleaning and laundry. Still, your poem did amuse me so it's fair play. (Report) Reply

  • Darlene Walsh (5/27/2014 8:31:00 PM)

    lol this was very funny, I'm very glad my fiance is nothing like this, we do share everything equally. It's hard to believe there are really men like this but I've hear of some, it's very sad. (Report) Reply

  • Nika Mcguin (2/11/2014 4:52:00 PM)

    I'm not married, not even dating at the moment. Still this is just so funny; it would make anyone laugh. great write! : D (Report) Reply

  • Almedia Knight-Oliver (12/11/2013 9:05:00 AM)

    LOL, funny, and genuine! Since art is seen through the eyes of onlookers-readers in your case. Any case, Marriage Equality provides several perspective of the word Equality Love and enjoy reading your poems] (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (12/2/2013 10:36:00 PM)

    What a hectic schedule, you have as an equal partner ! ! .... So zealously discharging the duties of a fulltime husband! After every meal, since you lick your plate and hers, I see that dish washing is made easier!

    Enjoyed the poem especially the last line! (though a little repulsive) A 10 for this slapstick write! ! (Report) Reply

  • Noreen Carden (11/27/2013 6:41:00 PM)

    Well Bri i am not surprised you are in the dog house in another one of your poems.
    Very funny (Report) Reply

  • Cassandra Jasmine (11/27/2013 6:08:00 PM)

    All of your poems have a sense of humor; whether or not you realize it.: D
    I can't really comment on it since, well, I don't exactly understand everything of... uh... married life? Anyways, I had a needed good laugh. (Report) Reply

  • Douglas Scotney (11/27/2013 5:29:00 PM)

    shirk's ok. I'll be darned if that definition of equality don't lead straight to the union movement. (Report) Reply

  • Bri Edwards (11/27/2013 5:19:00 PM)

    i'm not sure if i used shirk properly...... i mean is the sentence grammatically correct? i know shirk is the meaning i want. any takers? of course i can claim literary license. :)

    when i first wrote this three months ago, it did not have the lines which i wrote just today and have in [brackets]. (Report) Reply

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