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Decorating Your Home A Poem For The Married Man.

Updated on August 11, 2014

Dreaming Of Spring

Home Decorating

It's that time of year again, in limbo between Christmas and Easter, spring is just around the corner and the mornings are getting light again. The mood is changing and people are starting to find their smiles, looking forward to those long lazy summer days, sipping lemonade on the lawn and enjoying the grilled barbequed meals shared with good company and followed by a refreshing chilled sparkling wine.

Lovely thoughts to keep us through the cold winter months until spring is sprung.

But before we can relax into spring, there is one more project in the home that needs to be taken care of that starts with an "innocent" remark from the wife.

"I think we should move the furniture around a little in this room to make more space".

All men everywhere dread those words, because when you get down to the nitty gritty, it is eventually translated to "lets decorate the whole house, top to bottom."

Yes it's decorating time again before spring is sprung and the flowers start to bud.

Little Black Dress

Time To Decorate


Home from work, time for a break

A candle lit dinner, your favorite steak,

She pours you a beer, then massages your back

And whispers sweet nothings, she's on the attack.


You notice that she's wearing that little black dress,

And the black fishnet stockings, she's out to impress

As she sits at the table the big guns come out

Those come to bed eyes and that sensual pout.


She draws you a bath, and strips you bare

She scrubs your back and washes your hair

Then she strips off too and jumps into the tub

And giggles a little as she soaps herself up.


Out of the tub she towels you dry

Then she grabs hold of your hand with a glint in her eye

She pulls you upstairs no hesitation

What happens next? Use your imagination.


Afterwards as she snuggles up close

She kisses your chest and then kisses your nose

Then she drops the bombshell that ruins your night

" We need to decorate this house is a sight"


Next day your world is turned upside down

As you follow her all around the town

Wallpaper, paint, brushes and paste

New curtains and bedding that just suit her taste


You get home from work and she hands you a brush

She wants this done now; it's always a rush

Scraping and scratching and pasting and hanging

Painting and drilling bumping and banging


Out with the old and in with the new

The job is done; it's now time for you


As you sit and relax in your brand new arm chair

She gives you a look and a flick of her hair

The next words you hear fill you with pain

"I don't like it we'll have to do it again."

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    • Just Ask Susan profile image

      Susan Zutautas 

      3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Brilliant!!!!

    • bravewarrior profile image

      Shauna L Bowling 

      4 years ago from Central Florida

      Too funny! I decorate my house with finds from thrift stores, antique shops, family heirlooms, and yard sales. However - and that's a big however - some things take labor and preferably hubby can provide it.

      I redesigned my kitchen several years ago based on a photo I saw in a magazine. I paid top dollar for quartz countertops, but had my (then) husband do the tear-out. He also painted every room in my house and installed a new ornate sink/console in our bathroom. He hung the wooden blinds I ordered for the entire house, and re-built the cabinets in our kitchen (after a millwork friend of mine took measurements, told us what to buy and offered my husband use of his shop).

      Yes, we women get the ideas and are great at interior design. If you husbands don't want to participate, pretend you don't know how to use a hammer and screwdriver!

    • jimmythejock profile imageAUTHOR

      James Paterson 

      10 years ago from Scotland

      thanks guys, I had alot of fun with this one lol.....jimmy

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      Iðunn 

      10 years ago

      this is grand. love the pics and the poem :)

    • stephhicks68 profile image

      Stephanie Hicks 

      10 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      Oh yes, Jimmy - even though I am one of those females that pushes her spouse to get things ready for spring!

    • jimmythejock profile imageAUTHOR

      James Paterson 

      10 years ago from Scotland

      I hope you enjoyed reading this as much as I did writing it, LOL.....jimmy

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