Theme: Satire

Home Maker or Robot?

Tuned by internal alarm!
Awoke at four with smile calm!!
Turned out breakfast for first shift!
With no time to enjoy morning mist!!
Took husband’s bad mood in stride!
Next tackled kids’ temper tantrum wild!!
Dropped the children in school!
Drove to the market, be the weather hot or cool!!
Cooked lunch hurriedly!
For family waiting hungrily!!
Husband in office, kids in school!
But never lost her cool!!
Evening returned kids and husband with stories plenty!
The Robot (wife) was with her energy empty!!
But heard them all patiently!
Taught kids, fed family diligently!!

The day is over!
But for her never!!
There is always a change in her husband’s shift!
But never can she hope for a drift!
First, second, night!
Three shifts her birthright!!


More By  :  Sujatha Natarajan

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Comments on this Poem

Comment He! He! He! Loved this poem

19-Aug-2013 06:04 AM

Comment Thanks so much Gayu! I too hope to keep writing...

10-Aug-2013 10:04 AM

Comment Hello Suja, nicely rhymed that portrays the life of a homemaker so nicely. No retirement and holidays for them ! Looking forward to read some more !!!!

Gayathri Dorairaj
10-Aug-2013 08:47 AM

Comment Very nicely written

05-Aug-2013 07:27 AM

Comment Padmaja, thanks so much for your encouraging comments....

03-Aug-2013 21:11 PM

Comment !!!

03-Aug-2013 19:50 PM

Comment A reality so well portrayed in verses excellently rhymed! Women have no retirement age when it comes to household chores...Thanks for sharing this thought provoking poem Sujatha.

Padmaja Iyengar
03-Aug-2013 14:17 PM

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