Get Your Premium Membership

YES DEAR LOL

YES DEAR! I have here an old solution For conflict resolution Not to mention domestic pollution I say 'Yes Dear!' When the situation is tense With a subject like pounds and pence To avoid sitting on the fence I say 'Yes Dear!' Though I sometimes feel sure I'm right And would argue my point all night That would really seal my plight I confess Dear! So winning my point I'll eschew Won't debate 'til my face turns blue I'll admit what you say is true - More or less Dear Famous men throughout world history Would avoid conjugal misery If they'd just given in to Her plea And said 'Yes Dear!' Julius Caesar would have stayed serene In the senate missed a nasty scene When his wife said 'your chariot needs a clean' He'd said 'Yes Dear!' Harold might have continued as king Sent William home without a thing But he paused when his wife gave a ring Said: 'I'm a bit pressed Dear! MacBeth would avoid so much strife And live out a peaceful life If he'd put off his ambitious wife With:'Give it a rest Dear!' Prince Albert a faithful consort Gave Victoria his total support And nine children - a major export Said 'Jawohl I do mein best Dear!' Louis 16th got everything wrong Made his exit quite short, not so long Told his wife in a touching swan song 'Must get it off my chest Dear!' The Iron Duke was in no mood for dallies 'Let's give those French a pain in their bellies' But when his wife said:'You'd better wear your wellies' Said: ‘By God! Yes Dear' For myself, to fight would be absurd I think conflict is just for the birds And I know I'll always get the last words Those being 'Yes Dear!' 3 March 2019 Make me actually LOL 2 Poetry Contest Sponsor: Nina Parmenter

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




Post Comments

Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth so only provide specific positive comments that indicate what you appreciate about the poem.

Please Login to post a comment

Date: 12/25/2020 9:40:00 AM
Geoffrey, Incredible wit, wisdom, and humour in this poem. "Prince Albert a faithful consort Gave Victoria his total support And nine children - a major export Said 'Jawohl I do mein best Dear!': Loved this stanza, comedic genius doesn't quite incapsulate. Merry Christmas, Geoffrey. "God bless us, every one!" -Tiny Tim
Login to Reply
Date: 3/8/2019 4:07:00 PM
Love the poem and it did indeed make me laugh! Although I must note that one strict rule in our marriage is he is NEVER allowed to give a patronizing “Yes dear” in response to anything! Works like a charm! Been married 34 years! Congrats on your win!
Login to Reply
Date: 3/8/2019 3:54:00 PM
This was so delightful and warm. My husband says, yes dear, a lot! I see! Congratulations on your win, well deserved. So entertaining!
Login to Reply
Date: 3/8/2019 9:48:00 AM
Wow, a great write not to mention a history lesson...smiling. BG
Login to Reply
Date: 3/7/2019 7:18:00 PM
Awesome, Geoffrey. Congrats on fantastic win.
Login to Reply
Date: 3/7/2019 9:28:00 AM
Congrats Geoff, on your 1st place!
Login to Reply
Date: 3/6/2019 9:27:00 PM
I love this fantastic well written poem, great imagery, flow, and feeling. Congratulations on your awesome win. Hugs Eve ~`*
Login to Reply
Date: 3/6/2019 5:32:00 PM
You have found the secret to happiness, Geoffrey. Well deserving of the top win. Congrats.
Login to Reply
Date: 3/6/2019 5:30:00 PM
BRAVO! :D
Login to Reply
Date: 3/6/2019 4:47:00 PM
Sure made me laugh out loud Geoffrey! Many congrats on a very well deserved first place:-) hugs Jan xx
Login to Reply
Date: 2/12/2019 11:22:00 AM
Well Geoff, it took me 20 years of marriage before I realized the wisdom you expound on here-- the last 19 since have gone much easier.... (Wickedly clever pun in the 10th stanza!)
Login to Reply
Date: 4/19/2018 11:16:00 PM
A fun read, Geoffrey. Congrats.
Login to Reply
Date: 3/22/2018 12:54:00 AM
Well thought out and written, humorous and actually very clever. Enjoyed it!
Login to Reply
Date: 1/20/2018 3:37:00 AM
Congratulations and best wishes for your win, Geoffrey - I hope your holidays were great! :-)
Login to Reply
Date: 1/18/2018 1:19:00 AM
Congratulations, Geoffrey on your great win.
Login to Reply
Date: 1/14/2018 11:46:00 PM
Nice analysis Geoffrey. Very well written. Congratulations on your win!!
Login to Reply
Date: 1/14/2018 10:36:00 AM
Ha ha, this is so clever! Way to go and a favorite! Congratulations.
Login to Reply
Date: 1/13/2018 10:30:00 PM
Haha . Yes Dear is right. Congratulations on your win hugs Eve
Login to Reply
Brewer Avatar
Geoffrey Brewer
Date: 1/13/2018 10:52:00 PM
Thanks for your verbal caress, Dear
Date: 5/25/2017 3:30:00 AM
You are a wise man indeed Geoffrey. How can you ever get into trouble with a response like that?.... Maria
Login to Reply
Brewer Avatar
Geoffrey Brewer
Date: 1/13/2018 10:55:00 PM
Than you Maria; you’re the best, Dear
Date: 5/23/2017 10:12:00 PM
Love this, Geoffrey and the ending too!
Login to Reply
Brewer Avatar
Geoffrey Brewer
Date: 1/13/2018 10:44:00 PM
Thanks, and with your poems I’m impressed Dear.