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Resolving To Do Better…Never Again

Updated on June 23, 2012

Moderation in all things....

Sometimes husbands can be shocking.
Sometimes husbands can be shocking. | Source

Sometimes once is one time too many!

I had a perfect wife.

She was the joy of my life.

A perfect husband I was not.

A better one she might have got.

She sacrificed for me daily;

No bitter tears, no weepy-waily.

I wasn’t bad, I could have been worse.

She could have complained, said something terse.

But smile she did, I knew that meaning

“He'll never help with all the cleaning?”

Her way was the best, I do agree.

It kept us whole, the her and me.

I resolved to do much better,

And “surprise her, if I can.”

She went out to mail a letter,

She came home and found it spic and span.

I had a perfect wife,

In fact I know none better.

She saw the house was spotless

And fell down to her knees.

She died an hour later,

I guess that shock her heart did freeze.


© 2012 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.


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      Demas W Jasper 20 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      If you rake half the leaves next fall, and ask him about his promise of a 50/50 marriage, don't be surprised if he replies that his half of the leaves are "still on the tree!"

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      dotty1 and Amy Becherer: MamaBambie (above last comment) inspired this one with her poem about an all too typical husband and wife "set to" about work around the house, which is why she wrote "glad that you decided to do it" as I had felt it likely I would reply. You can see that she said she didn't know how much she would " freak out", if sometime her husaband surprised her on returning to a spotless home!

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      Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Some times the best of plans are waylaid. A surprising and funny poem, Perspycacious! Thanks for the eye-opening laugh.

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      MamaBambie 5 years ago from Dallas

      :D haha and its probably true. I know i'd probably have a serious freak out if I came home and my hubby had actually cleaned the house. I really enjoyed this and am very glad that you decided to do it.

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      dotty1 5 years ago from In my world

      Oh what a shock ending hahaha ...really enjoyed it

    • Perspycacious profile image

      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Just an attempt at humor after the Hubber's I read today on "Nag, nag, nag!"

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      It is hard to tear the poem from the poet.

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      flashmakeit 5 years ago from usa

      Maybe you should have left things like they where since she loved you anyway.