A man named Bryan once took Paternity Leave,
his intent was to relieve
his wife of the strain,
while he enjoyed his friend's company in vain.
Instead of caring for the little one,
Bryan spent his days playing cards and having fun,
with his friend, they sipped drinks and laughed,
while Bryan's wife did all the hard graft.
Bryan's excuse was 'I'm supporting you',
as he sipped his drink with nonchalance anew,
but his wife grew tired of the scene,
and soon her patience began to wean.
One day she came home and saw,
Bryan and his mate playing cards with no flaw,
drinking merrily and having fun,
while her cries for help went ignored, one by one.
Enough was enough, she could take no more,
so Bryan was banned from playing card games galore,
and sent to change nappies, clean and feed,
whilst his wife had a much-needed, well-earned meed!
So if Paternity Leave is what you seek,
make sure you help your wife and not just sneak,
Off playing cards and sipping drinks,
Or you could end up in trouble, on the brink!
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.I would like to translate this poem