Bri Edwards

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Why I'M A Stress-Causer For My Wife...[personal; Humor? ; Marriage] - Poem by Bri Edwards

I'm preparing my wife for all those battles with others ahead in her life
by causing her stress now, to develop her coping skills. I love my wife.
Oh no! I'm not the normal husband who will say ' yes dear…whatever you say';
instead I respond: 'what makes you say that? ' or 'it's lots better to do it my way.'

Oh sure. It would be easier for me to always be calm, to be my natural weak self,
but I'm exceptional in my behavior; I'm not a husband off the 'normal' shelf.
So I'll keep on pretending to not understand and not cooperate, and not agree.
It's just an act I do for my dear wife's own good; .......it's really not the 'real' me.


(Dec.2010)

Topic(s) of this poem: marriage


Poet's Notes about The Poem

On a flight with my wife, she suggested I write a poem on the above subject. She may not have had the same words in mind as those i put in the poem. I wrote it on the flight and at least it kept me quiet for a while.

Comments about Why I'M A Stress-Causer For My Wife...[personal; Humor? ; Marriage] by Bri Edwards

  • Valsa George (5/3/2015 9:05:00 AM)


    One born in fire will not fade in sunlight! So you are 'acclimatizing' your wife to cope with the harsh realities of life..... A very far sighted and considerate huband! ! (Report) Reply

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  • Akhtar Jawad (4/14/2014 11:37:00 PM)


    One again I saw myself in this nice poem. Art and and literature are mirrors for society, you know it much more than me. What I believe, a mirror may be a perfect plane mirror, but if it is beyond my access is useless at least for me. You are writing in such a simple and beautiful language that it is very easy to understand you all over the world. In my humble opinion your poetry is universal. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 19, 2014


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