poet Bri Edwards

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.

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

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if i told you which part(s) of this poem is/are TRUE, you might not believe me. ;)
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Comments about (marriage) Equality..... [see The Title; Personal Fantasy; Humor? (Let Me Know) ] by Bri Edwards

  • Jim Hogg (11/16/2019 3:37:00 PM)

    Hey, you must be doing something right when she allows you to do the " man" thing to perfection.... I can easily imagine feminists planning a little something to brighten up your future. Or maybe this is just self mockery and you're trying to conceal the fact that you happily do your fair share. Either way I enjoyed stopping by, Bri. Oh aye, your english doesn't by the way!

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  • Aniruddha PathakAniruddha Pathak (9/12/2019 9:16:00 AM)

    Full of wit and some.... as well that rhymes with it.
    And I've no stomach to read how you keep your marriage equal,
    Nor yet to read (if you're planning one more) to read the sequel.
    After reading so much ho-hum here, it is nice having some fun.

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  • A B Faniki (9/1/2019 3:52:00 PM)

    Thank for the tip. I well surely check out morning bride. Bcoz heaven has no fury sound intrestin

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  • A B Faniki (9/1/2019 3:50:00 PM)

    I have always bin terrible at spellin n grammar.I wil tak ur loud n clear as am getting beta at it

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  • A B Faniki (9/1/2019 3:45:00 PM)

    Well I guess that expkain how u weather calm. Thanks 4 taking d time read n comment on my poem

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (10/9/2018 11:02:00 AM)

    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. very interesting poem . you have portrayed how it can be in a home where married ones behave and think of equality........ nice poem.. liked it very much. tony

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  • Valentin SavinValentin Savin (5/28/2018 10:13:00 AM)

    I am just stupefied at your poem. I like most the following lines of yours:
    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!
    I seem to be of the same opinion on marriage with the exception that I'm 79, married once and hope forever. This year will celebrate our fifty years of marriage.

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  • Rose Marie Juan-austinRose Marie Juan-austin (4/11/2018 3:46:00 PM)

    A fascinating and witty write that evokes laughter. A pure delight and
    well executed piece.10

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  • Rose Marie Juan-austinRose Marie Juan-austin (4/11/2018 3:37:00 PM)

    A very entertaining write full of fun. The stanzas preceding the final stanza are to me purely humor, and fantasy, and it served its very purpose, to entertain. The real, Bri Edwards, to me I think pertains to the man mentioned in the last stanza who believed in marriage equality.

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  • Ranjan Kumar GhoshRanjan Kumar Ghosh (1/7/2018 11:15:00 PM)

    I eat every meal and even lick my plate.... and hers.
    I turn on lawn sprinkler and she mows the lawn.....thanks sir I read your poem I really enjoy your poem 10++++++++

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  • Dr Dillip K SwainDr Dillip K Swain (12/14/2017 4:51:00 PM)

    It's truly amusing and amazing! If it's true, you are surely a wonderful person. I can't tell how? ? But it occurs to me why not? ! I enjoyed your write!

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  • Tom Allport (5/30/2017 10:41:00 AM)

    an amusing write that not far rong? you know what Bri if you lived in the UK the Queen would probably give you a gong? ............well penned and arise Sir Bri.

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  • Stuart MunroStuart Munro (3/28/2017 3:31:00 AM)

    Bri, thank god there's still guys like you around, who likes to spoil a woman
    Keeping the romance in a marriage

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  • Loke Kok Yee (5/21/2016 12:10:00 PM)

    I hope your back is not aching from all the hard work done
    From my point of view you are a husband second to none
    Unfortunately the ladies might not agree with me
    In their opinion you are just another bum you see
    thanks for the fun Bri

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  • Howard The Motivational Poet SimonHoward The Motivational Poet Simon (2/8/2016 10:16:00 PM)

    Good humor in dealing with such an important subject in the family. An enjoyable read Bri!

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  • Shahin LatifShahin Latif (12/3/2015 3:42:00 PM)

    Excellent poem. I love to read it. So, heartiest thanks dearest poet Bri Edwards. Be happy in your life.

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  • Wes VoglerWes 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

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  • Akhtar Jawad (5/25/2015 9:14:00 PM)

    Enjoyed this humor................................

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  • Neetha SasidharanNeetha Sasidharan (5/17/2015 10:35:00 AM)

    grt poem......lkd it......

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  • Achill Lad (10/2/2014 3:01:00 PM)

    It's a hard life, trying to be equal. Enjoyed the humour.

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