Janice Windle


(stuff And Nonsense) Cautionary Tale: The Unfortunate Tale Of John Who Would Not Do The Ironing And Lived To Cheer Manchester United To Victory. - Poem by Janice Windle

John said that he was a “new man”-
That is, until his wife began
asking John to help her more -
he told her - “Listen, here’s the score:

Housework is women’s work, ” he said -
that’s the reason I got wed –
ironing shirts when Man U’s on the telly?
Oh no, no way, not on your nelly! “

(John was an old-fashioned bloke
and that is how he always spoke)

His wife, whose name was Susan, smiled -
“You said you’d help me – you beguiled
me when we met – now keep your word! ”
but John pretends he hasn’t heard.

and as her words fall on deaf ears,
and Man U wins to Johnny’s cheers,
she packs her bags and off she goes -
to meet an MCP she knows

who won’t wash up – but is a lot more fun in bed than John

Moral: A woman who is tired of ironing is tired of married life


Comments about (stuff And Nonsense) Cautionary Tale: The Unfortunate Tale Of John Who Would Not Do The Ironing And Lived To Cheer Manchester United To Victory. by Janice Windle

  • (1/12/2010 2:38:00 PM)


    when words fall on deaf ears... I think here starts the end of this marriage :) (Report) Reply

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  • (12/6/2009 5:36:00 PM)


    another good one 10... (Report) Reply

  • Sandra Martyres (12/6/2009 1:13:00 PM)


    An amusing cautionary tale....nicely told... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 6, 2009

Poem Edited: Saturday, February 13, 2010


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