Posted by: Jonathan Caswell | August 5, 2012

TIT FOR TAT—HOW ABOUT THAT?


TIT FOR TAT—HOW ABOUT THAT?

My wife and I—married for years,

Have shared many joys and tears,,,

But house chores are done

By either one,

Whomever the spirit steers.

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We both expected I guess,

The other to cleanup the mess…

Things didn’t get done

And life was no fun,

As chore pile-up intensified stress.

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After twenty three years flat,

She discovered of me that…

Women did dishes

In my house, auspicious,

I had struggled so long with that stat.

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After being forced so long

To do it all ’cause she wasn’t “strong”…

We discovered that

Doing things tit-for-tat,

Helped us get along.

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Now we communicate better,

Not assuming we know the letter…

Or thought of our mate

But appreciate,

They’re acting the go-getter.

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My wife now does the dishes

When she can, being less suspicious…

Of her husband’s role

Being under control,

Of a Spirit where good works are conspicuous.

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Being honored as a man

Is better than…

Feeling manipulated

By assumptions dated,

From before we agreed to a common plan.

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I’m sure that my wife feels securer.

‘Cause her husband has been found an endurer…

Willing to stay put

When hard times a-foot,

And growing in God is surer.

—Jonathan Caswell

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