Funny Poetry About an Author and her Husband

My Husband Lets Me Write

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My husband lets me write,
He's generous with my time,
He's supportive of my dream,
Although he knows not how to rhyme.

My partner lets me scribble,
He says it is all right
He doesn't whine a bit,
Even when I type all night.

I want to make him proud
And show him my big cheques
I work hard each and every day,
To perfect my online texts.

My husband lets me write,
At least he did until today.
This morning I found a note,
It said he's going his own way.

My husband said he's tired,
Of rice and beans all week,
He's found another girl,
She feeds him like a Greek.

She doesn't write a thing,
In fact she's just learned how to spell
Her grammar is atrocious
And her syntax's gone to h***.

But she knows just how to iron
And she's never missed a meal
Her dusting is amazing
And her meatloaf is unreal.

My husband lets me write
He never bothers me,
In fact, he's even left me
So I can write in peace.

So pursue that dream of yours
It's important to your heart
Just don't be too shocked
If you end up alone and smart!

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A Quick Note

I just want to add a quick note that my husband does let me write and he's supporting this writing dream of mine. I started to write a little tribute to him but then I decided to make it a fun poem. This one is for my husband and for my Grandpa, who also writes poems, many of them very funny and always with a bit of a twist!

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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

Alone and smart--I had to chuckle! I love this poem! The rhyme and rhythm and wonderful sentiment. I also like the tribute to your hubby and his support..and to your grandpa. I love twists in poetry! Great job. Every vote here and sharing!


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prairieprincess 4 years ago from Canada Author

Victoria, wow, you are quick! Thank you so much -- it was a lot of fun to write. My Grandpa is such a great poet and I wanted to try to copy his style, kind of a cowboy poetry style. I'm doing the 30/30 challenge and it is definitely challenging. Thanks again!


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Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

Hi prairieprincess... loved the way you have written this as I was reading I said "OH NO" and thankfully you added at the end of the support you have to write. Awesome and give that man a special hug from us all and keep the writing coming.

Hugs from Alberta


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Daughter Of Maat 4 years ago from Rural Central Florida

I was reading the first part of this poem to my hubby because it explained exactly how appreciative I am for his support. Then came the twist and my hubby was staring at me like WTH? Then I read the note at the bottom and had to chuckle. Did not see that one coming! lol Voted up!


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prairieprincess 4 years ago from Canada Author

@Rolly, thank you! I told my husband what you said and he said "thank you so much!" I will definitely give him a hug from you. And I want to get over and comment soon; I've just been so harried getting this 30/30 challenge done. Thanks again!


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prairieprincess 4 years ago from Canada Author

@Daughter, that's hilarious! I am glad I put the disclaimer at the bottom, then. That's wonderful that your husband supports you, too. That is truly a gift, isn't it? Thanks for stopping by. Tell your husband I'm sorry for scaring him, ha ha!


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cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

my princess of poetry, this is my style of poetry,

a killer rhyme like no other.

would like to show it

to my mother

she would just think

that it'a so fine

make me repeat it

all the time.

great poem. very nice

and fun with a twist

at the end


donnaMhicks 4 years ago

Awesome! Loved the twist


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Nordy 4 years ago from Canada

Love it!


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BRIAN SLATER 4 years ago from Nottingham Uk

hi pp, your never alone with all your on-line friends around. You need someone at the back of you giving you support otherwise this becomes alonely business. If they can make a decent cup of tea so much the better, ha-ha voted up :)


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Millionaire Tips 4 years ago from USA

Cute poem, that's so sweet that your husband is so very supportive that he gives you all the time that you need to write.


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ahorseback 4 years ago

Her husband lets her write

thats all fine and good

But what if he Didn't......

I think she still would

At first I thought "why does she

even need his permission", what the heck?

But now I realize ....Maybe she

needs him for 'spellcheck'

Ha ha !


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boundarybathrooms 4 years ago from Colne, Lancashire, UK

Loved it, and it's great that you have a partner who will give you all the time you need to pursue your dreams.


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Lizam1 4 years ago from Victoria BC

Such a great poem. Really enjoyed it. Oh the poor man:-)


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prairieprincess 4 years ago from Canada Author

@Cleaner, that's an awesome poetic response!

Show it your mother,

Then show it your brother,

I hope they think it's groovy

Just like a real good movie!

:)) Thank you for your kind words!


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prairieprincess 4 years ago from Canada Author

@Donna, thank you so much!

@Nordy, thanks. Nice to "meet" you!

@Brian, thank you so much. That is comforting to know and it's been great getting to know other hubbers. I am very grateful to my awesome husband for walking beside me on this path. Have an amazing day!!!


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prairieprincess 4 years ago from Canada Author

@Millionaire Tips, I try not to write all the time but during this 30/30 challenge, it's been taking a lot more time and I am grateful for his patience. Thanks for your comment!


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one2get2no 4 years ago from Olney

This is a wonderful poem. Well done. Hope your hubby leaves you alone to write all you want.


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prairieprincess 4 years ago from Canada Author

@Ahorseback,

a brilliant response,

Rhyming hard to resist

You asked a good question

One that can't be missed!

Thank you! And I "let" my husband do stuff, too. It's very mutual. Have a great day!


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prairieprincess 4 years ago from Canada Author

@bb, thank you so much. I am very blessed. Take care!

@Lizam, ha ha! Yes, the poor man! I say the same thing sometimes. I do cook him good dinners, though, so that part's not true but it really is a balancing act to keep it all going. Thanks for the funny comment. Take care!


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prairieprincess 4 years ago from Canada Author

@One2, thanks so much! He is very supportive, for which I am very grateful. Have an awesome night!


Poetic Fool 4 years ago

What a great and fun rhyme! Writing has been the mistress (what is the male equivalent of a mistress called anyway, a mastress?) of many a writer. Glad to hear this case was just in fun. Thanks for the entertaining read that brought a smile to my face!


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WannaB Writer 4 years ago from Templeton, CA

You had me scared there at the end. My husband puts up with my writing, but wishes I didn't spend so much time up here when he's home. I have to try to keep a balance so he doesn't get too unhappy. I'm glad you didn't push your husband too far and that he doesn't mind your writing.


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prairieprincess 4 years ago from Canada Author

@Poetic Fool, I am so glad you liked it! Your poetry amazes me, so I feel honoured. Yes, you make a good point. It has been the "mistress" of many a man but in this case, I just thought it was a funny thought. Take care!

@WannaB, it really is about finding that good balance, isn't it? I don't feel like I've quite gotten there yet. I often feel guilty about spending too much time writing and it is a constant pull. Thanks for commenting. So nice to see you!


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glmclendon 4 years ago

That was good and I enjoyed what you did. People often get too stiff. It is fun to see people okay with themselves.

I enjoyed your work and I showed it to my wife.

Stay Well


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Wonderful poetry - I was so pleased to read in your note that it was a fun poem!!

Voted up!


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prairieprincess 4 years ago from Canada Author

@GLM, it's an honour. It's fun to just have fun with words, sometimes. Thanks so much for sharing it with your wife. It's all for fun. Take care!

@MM, thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it. I was going to put that in but then I thought I better, just in case someone thought my husband was leaving me! Have a wonderful evening.


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca

Ha ha - I absolutley loved this one... I was drawn in by the title because I was thinking boy you are lucky. My husband supports my dream... and I guess he lets me write... when he isn't around! But this was genius and super cute! Love it!


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prairieprincess 4 years ago from Canada Author

Barbie, that's funny: when he's not home! My husband works shift work so I can take advantage of some of those weird hours. And he wasn't always as supportive as he is now, ha ha! Take care and thank you for supportive comment.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Thoroughly enjoyable. Loved the twist at the end. Up all the way.


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prairieprincess 4 years ago from Canada Author

Rajan, thank you so much for taking the time to comment. I am glad you liked the twist at the end. Have a wonderful day.


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

Hehe this is funny and clever, all wrapped into one :)


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prairieprincess 4 years ago from Canada Author

@Christy, thank you so much! It was fun to write. Have a wonderful night.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Clever, witty and fun!:)


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Whidbeywriter 4 years ago from Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island, Washington

This was too funny - I loved it....keep up the awesome work. Blessings!


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prairieprincess 4 years ago from Canada Author

@Sunshine, thank you so much for your kind comments. Have a wonderful day!

@Whidbey, thanks so much! It was fun to write. And blessings to you as well.


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phdast7 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

I love how you describe your grandfather's style "Cowboy Poetry." I like that description, it fits. Enjoyed your clever poem, although I really appreciate your disclaimer note at the end. I was getting tense and a little worried toward the end there. :)


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prairieprincess 4 years ago from Canada Author

Phdast, thank you so much! Yes, my Grandpa never called it that, but then he was invited to a whole Cowboy Poetry conference, and it looked like he had developed his style!

It's so nice to see you. Have a great day!


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huyenchi 4 years ago from London - Hanoi

This's awesome, still single but somehow I find myself in there. Thank you for sharing, smart indeed!!


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prairieprincess 4 years ago from Canada Author

Huyenchi, I am glad you could relate! It was a fun poem to write. Nice to meet you and thanks so much for dropping by the page!


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Byonder5 3 years ago

All good fun.

And I didn't make a pun.

Until then lol.

No a good poem prarie girl. Writing is hard.

It can take it out of you, and your partner. Oh well keep typing.


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prairieprincess 3 years ago from Canada Author

Byonder, thanks for the comment, and for dropping by. Yes, write on, is good advice. Take care!

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