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A Holiday - Poem by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

The Wife
The house is like a garden,
The children are the flowers,
The gardener should come methinks
And walk among his bowers,
Oh! lock the door on worry
And shut your cares away,
Not time of year, but love and cheer,
Will make a holiday.

The Husband
Impossible! You women do not know
The toil it takes to make a business grow.
I cannot join you until very late,
So hurry home, nor let the dinner wait.

The Wife
The feast will be like Hamlet
Without a Hamlet part:
The home is but a house, dear,
Till you supply the heart.
The Xmas gift I long for
You need not toil to buy;
Oh! give me back one thing I lack –
The love-light in your eye.

The Husband
Of course I love you, and the children too.
Be sensible, my dear, it is for you
I work so hard to make my business pay.
There, now, run home, enjoy your holiday.

The Wife (turning)
He does not mean to wound me,
I know his heart is kind.
Alas! that man can love us
And be so blind, so blind.
A little time for pleasure,
A little time for play;
A word to prove the life of love
And frighten care away!
Tho’ poor my lot in some small cot
That were a holiday.

The Husband (musing)
She has not meant to wound me, nor to vex –
Zounds! but ‘tis difficult to please the sex.
I’ve housed and gowned her like a very queen
Yet there she goes, with discontented mien.
I gave her diamonds only yesterday:
Some women are like that, do what you may.


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  • Gold Star - 9,628 Points Jayatissa K. Liyanage (3/6/2015 7:23:00 AM)

    Very true of many family lives on earth. Enjoyable write. I like it. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Holiday

  1. 1. A Holiday , Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  2. 2. The Three Kisses , Pziad Yasao
  3. 3. Acrostic , Lewis Carroll
  4. 4. Compensation , Ralph Waldo Emerson
  5. 5. The Disappointment , Jane Taylor
  6. 6. Your Dad Did What? , Sophie Hannah
  7. 7. May , John Clare
  8. 8. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' .. , Dónall Dempsey
  9. 9. A Civic Holiday Trip , James McIntyre
  10. 10. Rain Along Shore , Lucy Maud Montgomery
  11. 11. Getting Away , Ernestine Northover
  12. 12. The Shepherds Calendar - May , John Clare
  13. 13. The Shepherd's Week (Excerpt) , John Gay
  14. 14. 0135an Informal Note To God , Michael Shepherd
  15. 15. Beautiful Crief , William Topaz McGonagall
  16. 16. Beautiful Rothesay , William Topaz McGonagall
  17. 17. All I Want For Christmas (A Bit Naughty) , Patricia Gale
  18. 18. Face Down On The Bureau , Lonnie Hicks
  19. 19. Dedication To Providence , Robert William Service
  20. 20. The Ghosts' High Noon , William Schwenck Gilbert
  21. 21. Sister Songs-An Offering To Two Sisters .. , Francis Thompson
  22. 22. Wise Men Still Find Him , Mary Havran
  23. 23. The Hermit's Sacrifice , Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
  24. 24. Beautiful Newport On The Braes O' The Si.. , William Topaz McGonagall
  25. 25. The Holidays , Lonnie Hicks
  26. 26. The Evening Of The Holiday , Count Giacomo Leopardi
  27. 27. Holiday Streamers , Lonnie Hicks
  28. 28. The Lord's Passover , Udiah (witness to Yah)
  29. 29. Christmas , Julia Ann Moore
  30. 30. A Limerick To Esther Leclerc On Her Birt.. , Chuck Audette
  31. 31. Vulcan's Song: In Making Of The Arrows , John Lyly
  32. 32. The Next Poem , Dennis O'Driscoll
  33. 33. Scab Maids On Speed , Maggie Estep
  34. 34. Fortune Smiles , Thomas Dekker
  35. 35. ~*enjoy Your Holiday*~ , Elena Sandu
  36. 36. Empty Houses , Mary Colborne-Veel
  37. 37. Nymphs And Shepherds , Thomas Shadwell
  38. 38. Its Holiday! , malini kadir
  39. 39. 1966 (A Monologue) , David Barlow
  40. 40. Malicious Delight , Margaret Alice
  41. 41. That Great Waiting Silence , Henry Lawson
  42. 42. Holiday Guest , louis rams
  43. 43. The Village Saturday Night , Count Giacomo Leopardi
  44. 44. Work-Girls' Holiday , Lesbia Harford
  45. 45. Sonnet 34: I Am As Content As A Summer B.. , David Wood
  46. 46. Pleasant Thoughts , Ernestine Northover
  47. 47. Haiku - School Holidays , john tiong chunghoo
  48. 48. The Disappointment , Ann Taylor
  49. 49. Domestic Shades-24 , Indira Renganathan
  50. 50. For Charity's Sake , Sydney Thompson Dobell
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