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A Perfect Wife

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0 posted 02-21-2000 05:54 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Mike

I do not want a perfect wife,
...a buxom Barbie doll,
I'll take my mate with hint of strife,
...who yells when I don't call.

When first wakes up, can be a grouch,
...can give the evil eye,
When she's irate, I get the couch,
...I oft' times wonder why.

She can burn a scrambled egg,
...and likes to have her way,
I often think she likes to beg, get my hard earned pay.

But late at night, when she's asleep,
...I gaze upon her there,
I know down deep, that I will keep,
...her in my heart for e'er.

When I'm in trouble she's nearby, be there by my side,
I know for me that she would die,
...together we have cried.

The more I think upon my life, not so perfect wife,
Notwithstanding, occasional strife,
...I have a perfect wife.

Sheesh.. she would have to be to put up with me.
© Copyright 2000 Mike - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 02-21-2000 06:03 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Tim, this is so sweet and heartfelt and real--like life--This kind of love is so wonderful and I'm so glad you have it.  Super poem!!
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2 posted 02-21-2000 06:04 PM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

This is sweet Mike...and right down to the truth MR!!!! You let her read this, and I'll bet anything you don't get the couch tonight!!!

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3 posted 02-21-2000 06:32 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

I like it!

None of us can escape that reality and I think it can be beautiful - must be to produce such a great poem.

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life enriches writing'
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4 posted 02-21-2000 06:36 PM       View Profile for HelmutB   Email HelmutB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit HelmutB's Home Page   View IP for HelmutB

I was sitting at work today and thought about this too
Now I did not post mine yet because your's for me will do
I find your's is even better.
Very nice

 The ability to describe life with words is similar to painting a picture; both can be powerful tools.

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5 posted 02-21-2000 06:44 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

Bravo Tim....perfection in poetry and what a perfect mate you have. For all the faults and disagreements in the world, the one to be there and truely care is what we really need. Wise words my friend.
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6 posted 02-21-2000 07:14 PM       View Profile for Corazon   Email Corazon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corazon

like this, this is what marriage is about...the deep down stuff....
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7 posted 02-21-2000 10:14 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Nobody is perfect. Since you both realize that you will have a marriage that lasts! Excellent poem, Mike!!

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8 posted 02-21-2000 10:18 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Clever, sweet, and very nicely written.
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9 posted 02-22-2000 09:30 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

I love this!!! *S* Well done... and congratulations!  
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10 posted 02-22-2000 10:13 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

You know the sweetness of this just brought tears to my eyes.  How wonderful, I hope you've shown it to her?


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11 posted 02-22-2000 11:20 AM       View Profile for Rex Allen McCoy   Email Rex Allen McCoy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Rex Allen McCoy's Home Page   View IP for Rex Allen McCoy

I agree completely Mike ...
I cannot go through life trying to be the perfect husband and role model ... I need to live my life as 'me'
wy wife and kids seem to be able to live with that ... I expect no more from them
we don't paint any pictures ... we just love each other for what we are and try to be aware of each others feelings

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12 posted 02-22-2000 12:09 PM       View Profile for January Flowers   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for January Flowers

I read this as one of the most
and loving
tributes to a "better" half.
I hope that your wife received it as such.
It is not that we find the "perfect" partner,
but one with whom we are accepting of their "imperfections".
That is love...unconditional acceptance of someone,
including things that are not always
stereotypically desirable.
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13 posted 02-22-2000 12:21 PM       View Profile for sandgrain   Email sandgrain   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sandgrain

Very well written piece.  Always liked the idea of writing a list of all the qualities we want in a mate, then going over it to see which ones we , ourselves have developed first.  It's a sad marriage when one cannot ever excuse the other or accept anything less than perfection.  I'm sure yours carries a sense of humor too, to ease the rough spots.
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14 posted 02-22-2000 01:01 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Alright, what a lovely tribute!

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15 posted 02-22-2000 02:18 PM       View Profile for Gadget28   Email Gadget28   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gadget28

This was truly  something! I sent it to my father and it gave him something to think about, it was beautiful!
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