Bri Edwards

Gold Star - 7,657 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

  • 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

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  • Gold Star - 15,358 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

  • Silver Star - 3,057 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

  • Freshman - 994 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

  • Rookie - 372 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 - 20,480 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 - 321 Points Poetheart Morgan (11/30/2013 1:15:00 PM)

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

  • Veteran Poet - 1,680 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

  • Silver Star - 4,300 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 - 7,657 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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