The Man of the House

The Man of the House

A Poem by Elton Camp
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Tom gets a lesson in reality

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The Man of the House

 

By Elton Camp

 

“He who would not be a henpecked fool

Must show his wife that he means to rule”

 

Tom had heard that saying all his life

He tried to apply it when he took a wife

 

He tried the “man of the house” routine,

Running out the back door Tom was seen

 

Meg had a rolling pin in her hand

“How dare you make such a demand!”

 

Tom got a large knot on his head

Only a month after he was wed

 

What might have worked long ago

Made poor Tom have to eat crow

 

© 2013 Elton Camp


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This is another little gem. I like your rhyming pattern - I'm sure it has a name, but I wouldn't know it.
This is marital advice "lite" and wonderfully done.

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Elton Camp
Elton Camp

Russellville, AL



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I am retired from college teaching/administration and writing as a hobby. My only "publications" are a weekly column in our local newspaper. Most of my writing is prose, but I do produce some "poetr.. more..

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