Wednesday, June 28, 2017

wonder of wonders as a housewife

                                                                                                       Author: Unknown
Image: Housewife Washing Clothes
in a Third World country (here)

the 12 given words:
lipsticks hairspray wisp willing chores walk boxes
smock (overgarment to protect the clothing while working)
hips wonders seldom clerking

busy lady of the house dressed
with neither lipsticks nor hairspray
but just a hairpin to keep the wisp
of hair in place ever willing and happy
with 'simple' household chores

she has to walk all over the house 
often carrying boxes without help 
garbed in a loose smock at the hips

wonder of wonders for as a housewife 
it is a full day's job every day including 
weekends and seldom complaining or is
adequately rewarded, nothing compared 
to a 9 to 5 clerking job and all without 
pay  -  blessed be for being so!

Paul's at d'Verse  -  blessings
MMT's Sunday Whirligig #118


  1. It's a job that doesn't get its full due and credit, that's for sure.

  2. Bravo, Hank! Credit where credit is due!

  3. Her work is underappreciated, I agree but kudos to her diligence and patience ~

  4. True....blessed be those who think of her. ..and she be blessed too....

  5. Sure a job that deserves way more praise than most 9-5 jobs out there.

  6. A blessing to all who benefit..but to her? It is a question to ponder.

  7. Nice praise for works of love and service. I liked the last sentence: "blessed be for being so"

  8. I think she needs to be blessed with more... and maybe some relief too...

  9. What nice use of the given words.

    Because I am an interested party, yours truly being that wife, I refrain from speaking about the merits of your words for fear of being called biased. 😜 😝


  10. Very impressive. To use the 12 word to shed light (Sol) on a human state.