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#1 of 3 Old 03-20-2011, 04:48 PM - Thread Starter
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Hi everyone!


I read a poem once many years ago in an Eng Lit class written by a woman, who was talking about how she "wanted a wife" to do all the various mundane things that a house wife does, so she wouldn't have to do them herself.


Does anyone know this poem? What is the name of it and the author? TIA!

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#2 of 3 Old 03-21-2011, 08:47 AM
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I don't know who wrote it, but I know the one you mean!



Edited to add, I found it:




Not a poem, but an essay, from 1970. 


Periodically I grumble that I want a wife and my knuckle-head husband says he'd be very happy to oblige and find me one. eyesroll.gif


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aaaaaaaah i remember this essay and the tongue in cheek tone. i had no idea she had read it in public. :)


i say this all the time. i really DO need a wife. not a husband. 


i dont see why i should not with changing times.


i am better at doing 'husband' things. 

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