A Poem by matelotrod

Author: matelotrod
Created: January 13, 2018 at 05:15 am
Upload Type: Poem, G (All)  
Category: Humor | General/Other | General/Other
Upload Stats: 4.5 Stars by 2 users with 2 comments and 71 views


The male is designed to produce and provide
He ensures that his partner remains by his side
Working and supplying his family with needs
Whilst through his life he gradually proceeds.

His awaited break in life will be when he retires
Then he can relax and fulfil long awaited desires
Unfortunately his leadership will start to change
His partner will take over and begin to re-arrange.

The downward journey will begin to accelerate
He should have retained his lead but it is too late
He is now a used item and considered a disgrace
He is downgraded from "First" to second place.

It is the way of life from which no man is excused
He will find that he's downgraded and verbally abused
Eighteen years have passed since I dutifully retired
Now my partner has placed an advert "New man required"

Rod Broomham (c)

Last Modified: January 13, 2018 at 05:28 am
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No offence!

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January 23, 2018
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Once again Rod...
I take no offense! But I think there are exceptions both ways in this matter. If a couple is very understanding and supportive of eachother and both retire, I think it could be a fine, fun and peaceful time of sharing. Then on the other hand there are sadly couples who can't get along long before they retire. Still a fine observation of life and people as well as a very amusing poem.


Another example of my daring writing concerning the Male- Female relationship, I must be going mad but I never let my wife read these. Take care    Rod.

 matelotrod replied on February 17, 2018

January 13, 2018
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Sad, but true. I don't think this is just a male dilemma, as I believe women have been cast aside also. Life can be heartbreaking at times, but when it's good, it's oh so good.
I'd like to think Retired-Expired-but still Desired. It's a S ad part of some people's lives, you wrote it very well.

This is not based on any experience that I have undergone although there has been a change in both our attitudes as we grow older, nothing abusive in fact your added Still desired is well placed. thanks for your review.     Rod.

 matelotrod replied on January 13, 2018

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