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Girth Control

When you make your wife into a baby machine
You can’t complain there’s not enough food to eat

I mean, what were you thinking with ten kids to feed? 
Food would fall from the sky? Rain eggs, bread, or meat?

You had to have known, say by three kids or four,
That you would eventually need MORE food than before

Don’t act like you’re stupid, it’s plain to see
That what you really wanted, was a sex machine 

Damn the consequences, the babies that came
Who cares if they starve? Certainly you’re not to blame

10/17/11 - posted 4/4/12
Susan Burch

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  1. Date: 5/11/2012 9:26:00 AM
    its funny because its true.

  1. Date: 5/8/2012 8:42:00 PM
    lol well when you have the sex things start to complex, ... if only it were like cloudy with a chance of meatballs they'd have no problem in the food department lol... but in the real world how bout a job lol,, enjoyed this one Susan, almost time for my shut eye but trying to stay up haha,..p.d.

  1. Date: 4/14/2012 11:50:00 PM
    A very witty and sharp poem, Susan. Congrats on the win :)

  1. Date: 4/12/2012 12:30:00 AM
    Congrats Susan on your win. Keep the good work up

  1. Date: 4/11/2012 11:14:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in P.D.'s "April Poem" contest Susan. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/11/2012 12:01:00 AM
    Susan, thank you for your wonderful entry... CONGRATULATIONS~ ;-) ALWAYS *PD

  1. Date: 4/6/2012 2:54:00 AM
    Great word play and dripping with sarcasm, Susan...WHAT WAS HE THINKIN'? Of all the nerve!.....Awesome as always.. gwendolen

  1. Date: 4/5/2012 10:38:00 PM
    Hey there, Susan. I got behind just doing blogs. Crap, it's nearly 11!!!

  1. Date: 4/5/2012 1:32:00 PM
    ultra powerful Susan with a poignant message .. a little self control please or at least protection would do world wonders luv.. and so agree with the comment u left on my entry too.. thoughtless people exist in areas of life .. ..but great poetic lines of wisdom .luv..

  1. Date: 4/5/2012 7:38:00 AM
    i'm speechless.

  1. Date: 4/5/2012 7:16:00 AM
    So much for planning ahead and of course, she's the one who got pregnant. great poem. love, Kathy

  1. Date: 4/4/2012 10:23:00 PM
    Great sarcasm as usual, Susan. You are really good with that tone of poetry and I LOVE it.

  1. Date: 4/4/2012 9:49:00 PM
    What a wonderful write this one truly is Susan! I really enjoyed the line, "That what you really wanted, was a sex machine!" this is exactly right, he only wanted her for the sex! And the terrible part is that the children suffer for what he wants! This is an incredible poem my friend! I just love your write that I have read this evening! Great Work!!

  1. Date: 4/4/2012 1:35:00 PM
    powerful write, susan... this touches a sensitive chord.. wow!..:) huggs!

  1. Date: 4/4/2012 11:15:00 AM
    Enjoyed your poem Black Eyed Susan, it makes you think, thank you for sharing hugs vie

  1. Date: 4/4/2012 10:28:00 AM
    love the title and the message. nice one!

  1. Date: 4/4/2012 8:34:00 AM
    Ah yes, an ode to the desire of having a sex machine, only for "the girl" to turn into a baby-making machine. 1+1 = 16. I enjoyed the sarcastic tone, Susan.

  1. Date: 4/4/2012 8:29:00 AM
    This is great,Susan.I enjoyed it,this evening here in India