The Man of the House

The Man of the House

A Poem by Elton Camp

Tom gets a lesson in reality



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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Added on September 16, 2013
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Elton Camp
Elton Camp

Russellville, AL

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..