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Topic: POETRY CHALLENGE - Romance (12/06/04)

TITLE: Marital Bliss
By Deborah Anderson
12/12/04

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“Pick up your socks, or I’m throwing them away!
They’re left on the floor day after day.
The laundry room isn’t that far from here.
Oh please pick them up, won’t you, dear?”

“You didn’t used to talk like this,
When we first started out in marital bliss.
Back then you loved picking up after me,
Now you have issues, it’s clear to see.”

“Honey, I love you, but this gets on my nerves.
Many years have passed since I was that girl.
My back aches now, and it ain’t so grand,
For me to pick up your socks by hand.”

He looks over at me and I look back,
Before you know it, we start to laugh.
“I’m serious,” I say, and he answers, “I know.”
We kiss and hug, and off he goes.

I arise the next morning and gaze towards the floor.
It’s the same thing all over as the day before.
I shake my head and pick up his socks.
It isn’t romance, but it matters not.

Copyright ©2004 by Deborah Anderson.


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Joanne Malley12/13/04
Deborah,
Sweet, truthful poem! Do all of us women have the same "sock" dilema?! I think a requirement of being a husband is to have the "sock" thing going on! LOL But, you're right--it really doesn't matter! Jo
Karri Compton12/13/04
Ah, real life. You captured it well. Blessings, Karri
Norma OGrady12/13/04
Beautiful
Yeshua bless you through this christmas season and have a "HAPPY NEW YEAR 2005"
lovingly Norma
Kathy Cartee12/13/04
very good Deborah and so on target.
Lynda Lee Schab 12/14/04
Oh, if we could all get past those little irritations! My pastor's wife told a story once about how when she first married Pastor Duane, she would find his socks in the laundry rolled up todether in balls. It drove her nuts! She wondered how he could be so insensitive as to roll up his socks so that she had even more work in unrolling them all. Then one day, she caught him taking off his socks at the end of the day. She watched him roll them in a ball and shoot a 2-pointer into the laundry hamper. Once she saw first-hand the reasons for these wadded up socks, it didn't bother her quite as much anymore! LOL
Great poem. Loved it!
Blessings, Lynda
David Stewart12/14/04
I really like this poem. It's well written and I could see it as if I were there. It's true to life. Maybe it's me but I see romance being smothered in the last line as it is in little ways everyday in our lives. As a divorced single dad I wished the husband in the poem had picked up his socks. Merry Christmas!
Mitzi Busby12/14/04
Deb,
Great job. I enjoyed the humor and truth in it.
Lois Jennison Tribble12/15/04
What is it about those socks--the quintessential test of true love, or what? Loved your humor and honest perspective, Deborah.
Jodi Hodge12/15/04
Very funny, enjoyable to read. So much truth. I'd have to agree, it must be a guys thing!
Debbie OConnor12/15/04
LOVE this. I have the same type of marital bliss :). Great, great job!
Tesiri Moweta12/16/04
That's true marital bliss! Great writing!
Keep winning and shining for Jesus.
MILENA ASSENOVA12/17/04
I ADORE THIS AND PEOPLE CAN RELATE. MERRY XMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR! GOD BLESS
Linda Germain 12/18/04
Very cute, Deb. My Dad did that until one day his wife had a brilliant idea. She bought a nice wicker laundry basket and put it right where his socks usually landed. IT WORKED! Also, you are right, what are a few socks in life? It's the "lid" thing that really gets us! LOL
Joyce Poet12/19/04
Socks, toilet seat lids, or toothpaste lids -- I think they're all a man's way of keeping a woman's spunk intact. :::wink::: Cute, cute poem. I loved it!