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The Naughty Boy

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The Naughty Boy

Husbands and wives paired by chance
still have roles to play, mother
father, sister, aunt, roles that dance:
brother, son, all roles smother.

The husband acts the little child now
his own wife must act the mother
scold she does with punishing vows
"Grow-up," she yells or find another.

A husband's heaven is a place
where all is done for one another
with loving words and warm embrace
not hell with a scolding mother.

Act the man, not the boy, I say
and perhaps you will find heaven
let equality take the day
and all roles will say amen.


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  1. Date: 3/12/2014 6:07:00 PM
    "let equality take the day/ and all roles will say amen." A poem to break the glass ceiling. The elite positions that women can't reach due to those "invisible" barriers. Good one, Deborah!

  1. Date: 3/7/2014 12:02:00 PM
    Congratulations on your big win in Dr. Metha's contest..Wives sometimes scold their husbands for their immature ways, and they act like mothers indeed. " Loving words and warm embraces" is a must for those selfish husbands withholding their love and affection. It's a poem full of wisdom teaching men a hard lesson. Thanks for sharing it with us. Best wishes and warm hugs, Andrew.

  1. Date: 3/5/2014 3:48:00 PM
    Keeping the balance of power is based on mutual understanding. // congrats on win. // paul

  1. Date: 3/4/2014 12:35:00 PM
    Nicely done! Congrats on your win in the contest, Light & Love!!!

  1. Date: 3/4/2014 10:37:00 AM
    Don't be too hard on us :)

  1. Date: 3/3/2014 8:40:00 AM
    Debbie, I love he twist on this. GO FEMINISM!! I know, right? We wouldn't need to scold if they acted their age. HA HA! I love this. I wanted to swing by and thank you for your advice on my repost. I know how you feel about comments on comments, so here I am. Don't think me silly, but I'm a new PM and I still haven't got the hang of centering, italicizing and all that. I get your point about capitalization on every line. Yes, good point. PLEASE give me advice...I know you know your stuff! Hugs!

  1. Date: 3/2/2014 7:14:00 PM
    Congratulations Debbie, well thought out write, well deserving of place in contest. Take care, Richard

  1. Date: 3/2/2014 6:00:00 PM
    lol, wives play such a strong role as you say, Debbie, fine entry for the contest, congratulations on your win.

  1. Date: 3/2/2014 12:44:00 PM
    wisely said.. beautiful way to say we are created from one energy, debbie.. congrats!

  1. Date: 3/2/2014 10:52:00 AM
    Equality is key, Respect is the final word....two qualities that mean putting the other first is true love! :) Congrats dear Deb....a well thought poem!

  1. Date: 3/2/2014 10:13:00 AM
    I agree, I personally have no desire to dominate my wife. Well maybe for an evening *lol* kidding aside I love the fact that my wife is intelligent strong and her own person. If she was not she would not have held my interest these 21 years.

  1. Date: 3/2/2014 8:52:00 AM
    Debbie congratulations on your well deserve win. Nicely written! respect for each other, I think is most important in a relationship. Men, I believe will always be boys, at times. They seem to need a little more attention - Connie

  1. Date: 3/2/2014 8:51:00 AM
    Oops I got caught up and forgot to say congratulations.

    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi
    Date: 3/2/2014 10:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    so true Richard, so many 'men' don't really want an equal either - like in Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew? why is Kate a Shrew? because she can't be dominated, neither party should feel dominated
  1. Date: 3/2/2014 8:50:00 AM
    I like the truth embedded within the humour. A woman wants a man to be a man and it seems some men seek a mother instead of a wife.

  1. Date: 3/2/2014 7:11:00 AM
    Well versed my friend, a big congrats on your alighted day of win, luv you girl, your always in my heart xxx

  1. Date: 3/2/2014 4:35:00 AM
    Congrats on the win Debbie . No doubt, a great one is this. You are a Champion.

  1. Date: 3/2/2014 3:42:00 AM
    Thanks for supporting my contest and congrats on the fine win, debbie

  1. Date: 3/1/2014 12:45:00 PM
    This must be for the contest. Sounds like a winner. Good luck. Thanks for your explanation of soul group. I do feel like I have met some of my soup friends before in another galaxy. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 2/26/2014 8:41:00 AM
    And I'll say amen to that. I might be a little old fashioned, but at my house my wife considers me the head of the family(as do I) and it's a role I take seriously. But, having said that, the respect I have from her comes from the love I show her, and the respect I have for what she thinks. Because we DO discuss things together, even if in the end she gives me the final say if I want it....hmmm...is that too sexist? Not meant to be because I do need her, and I'd be a little lost without her...ha

    Smith Avatar Caleb Smith
    Date: 2/26/2014 8:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    correction---I'd be completely lost without her
  1. Date: 2/22/2014 4:34:00 PM
    - Debbie, a great poem - A pleasure to read :)) - Wish you a delightful weekend. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

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