Bri Edwards

Gold Star - 17,036 Points (some time ago / Earth, i believe)

(marriage) Equality..... [see The Title; Personal Fantasy; Humor? (Let Me Know) ] - Poem by Bri Edwards

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.

Poet's Notes about The Poem

if i told you which part(s) of this poem is/are TRUE, you might not believe me. ;)

Comments about (marriage) Equality..... [see The Title; Personal Fantasy; Humor? (Let Me Know) ] by Bri Edwards

  • Gold Star - 7,017 Points Wes Vogler (11/8/2015 12:22:00 PM)

    Oh, yes! you are a loose cannon. What a relief to find someone else who is prepared to express an opinion and not be overly bound by politically correct I too am non-religious. I have been lucky enough in my 85 years to not need
    formal religion to lean on. and also found that girl at 19 and she is still with me. Divorce? never. Murder? from time to time. My kids and grandchildren are pretty straight with no drinking or drug problems which I understand is not all that normal these days. Please rate my poems even if it is a one I have had only ten ratings on the 112 that I have put up so far and it leaves me even more clueless than normal. I'll go check out some more of your stuff, now. I went after a pretentious twit that was telling us what Carryl really meant in his Robinson Crusoe Story (a personal favourite of mine) I am bracing myself for a tirade because I told him he was making himself look foolish and should shush. (Don't laugh .. although I already know you will.) 09 (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 49,883 Points Akhtar Jawad (5/25/2015 9:14:00 PM)

    Enjoyed this humor................................ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 103 Points Neetha Sasidharan (5/17/2015 10:35:00 AM)

    grt poem......lkd it...... (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 2,578 Points Achill Lad (10/2/2014 3:01:00 PM)

    It's a hard life, trying to be equal. Enjoyed the humour. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 16,624 Points 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

  • Gold Star - 5,572 Points 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

  • Veteran Poet - 1,375 Points 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

  • Freshman - 755 Points 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

  • Rookie - 19 Points Goldheart Bird (12/6/2013 4:30:00 PM)

    All your poems are hillarious! ! I almost laughted my head off on the last stanza! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 45,404 Points 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

  • Rookie - 397 Points Poetheart Morgan (11/30/2013 1:15:00 PM)

    kakakakakaakaka! ! ! ! I am here laughing a lot Poet! ! ! ! Very good! (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,075 Points 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

  • Rookie - 54 Points 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

  • Gold Star - 12,359 Points 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

  • Gold Star - 17,036 Points 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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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Poem Edited: Thursday, November 28, 2013

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