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An Unappreciated Housewife

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An Unappreciated Housewife

He walks into the room each day at six
As around their Dad all five children mix
     He smiles at them with glee
     Meantime he sneers at me
So I get prepared to take all his licks

“What have you been doing all day?” he asks
No appreciation for all my tasks
     “Washed clothes and changed diapers
     Don’t need any gripers”
This insensitive father wears two masks

Each morning his breakfast is served on time
Later, vodka collins are served with lime
     He never shops for food
     Says my cooking’s no good
And when he bathes, the tub is filled with grime

My Mom said, “Men just work from sun to sun,
But a woman’s housework is never done” 
     I found a new game plan
     A hearty, handsome man
Together, my husband we could outrun

May 25, 2012
*Entry for David’s 3 H contest

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  1. Date: 7/7/2012 11:59:00 AM
    I wonder how many of us have felt like this. As unpaid and weary creatures with no alternatives it sure is galling to not be appreciative when it costs nothing and is so easy to give. Couldn't help but win win! Luv, Lizabeth

  1. Date: 6/14/2012 12:11:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in David's "Hero's & Heroine's" contest Carolyn. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/14/2012 4:09:00 AM
    hA..haha...good one.She should've done that loong back! Congratulations, loved it.

  1. Date: 6/13/2012 5:32:00 AM
    Great way to go..So the housewife ran away with the spooner...Congrats on your win..Enjoyed reading..Got a chuckle at the end..Sara

  1. Date: 6/13/2012 1:30:00 AM
    Carolyn this tells a good story of how women are taken for granted, and lots do run away..well done..David

  1. Date: 6/13/2012 1:02:00 AM
    Hope you made it , Carolyn, a well deserved win xx

  1. Date: 6/12/2012 8:59:00 PM
    Loved the humor of this one, CArolyn. Congrats again!

  1. Date: 6/12/2012 8:42:00 PM
    without women, where would men be?.. special cheers to you for this super win, carol:) huggs!

  1. Date: 6/12/2012 7:13:00 PM
    Sure are alot of men like this! HUGS!!Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 6/4/2012 2:35:00 PM
    I can just picture this drunk man chasing you and your new fling! What a gas! This is incredibly witty---nothing less from you!! Love, Gwendolen

  1. Date: 6/3/2012 11:16:00 AM
    Carolyn your ending is epic, I feel like saying good on her.. All the best for David's contest :) love Wilma

  1. Date: 6/3/2012 10:41:00 AM
    Well yes a lot of people can be different like that Carolyn, but at least he bathed L O L; its true to life and all.." hope it goes well in the contest.

  1. Date: 6/2/2012 2:41:00 PM
    ha! loved the ending! glad she got out of a bad relationship - it's crazy how some people can seem like 2 different people like that - you captured it perfectly.

  1. Date: 6/2/2012 4:38:00 AM
    Wow i really like these especially the last one, so much here about reality, Carolyn, wonderful to read as always. harry

  1. Date: 5/30/2012 6:15:00 PM
    Wonder where the romance went. Happens all too often and the damage done tends to linger. You made quite a statement Carolyn; all the best in the contest! P S I'm reading so many wonderful poems about you on this site dear lady, what a celebration! Luv, Lizabeth

  1. Date: 5/29/2012 7:10:00 PM
    those last two lines made me burst out laughing. but the truth is maybe he's hurting like i am.

  1. Date: 5/29/2012 1:39:00 PM
    lol...very clever wrap!!! i love it! best wishes in the ya, deb

  1. Date: 5/28/2012 5:41:00 PM
    This common complaint should be at the top of the winners' list...Winning material for sure..Good luck in the contest..Sara

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    Date: 5/29/2012 7:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    don't worry, even though he's mean. he'll hurt for you just like a son.
  1. Date: 5/28/2012 10:43:00 AM
    Down with husbands, except in my case. Bev still works and I do the house chores. Mind you, we have 9 cats, so my work is never done. Fortunately Bev doesn't complain much. She knows it will do no good. How about just - down with men in general, except old farts. Love, daver

  1. Date: 5/27/2012 6:43:00 PM
    hahaha, you had a great ending to yours.Unlike mine which I hope to post later. I too did the housewife!!!