Wednesday, May 5, 2010

I'm Super Mil Wife!

A couple of weeks ago, I entered a contest for bad poetry over at Just Another Snarky Navy Wife.  I didn't win (darn those random number generators that never pick me!), but now that I've recovered from my disappointment at not being crowned the worst poet, I thought I'd share my super bad poem.

Super Mil Wife

I’m mom, I’m dad.
I multi-task.
I cook. I clean.
Who am I you ask?

I’m Super Mil Wife!
I do it all.
My man’s deployed,
But I stand tall.

I mow the lawn.
I pay the bills.
I’m Queen of strength
And power drills.

Loose lips sink ships
So I stay mute.
Mighty OPSEC
I can’t refute.

I wait for calls
That rarely come.
I handle it
With great aplomb.

The kids are sad
And misbehave.
(My sanity
I hope to save.)

I hug them and
I hold them near.
They miss their dad
Who can’t be here.

Some days are tough.
Some days are grey.
Don’t ask about
My day today.

I sleep alone
Without my man.
Getting through it
The best I can.

I keep the home fires
Burning bright.
In my darkness,
He is my light.

Support and love
I do believe
I give to him
And I receive.

My man’s deployed.
This is my life.
And so my name is
Super Mil Wife.


  1. AnonymousMay 05, 2010

    Not gonna lie, I totally guffawed. :-D

  2. You ARE Super Mil Wife! :)

  3. AnonymousMay 05, 2010

    Good job!

  4. I like your "bad" poem ;)

  5. see, im glad you didnt win because that's actually a pretty good poem!!!

  6. loooooove it! you ARE super mil wife! and a poet, too! lol!

  7. AnonymousMay 05, 2010

    Love the poem. So sweet, especially the part about OPSEC

  8. Wow!!! I love it!! You did an awesome job! :)

  9. Bad poetry??!! No way! Very thoughtful and powerful. :)

  10. I loved this! Not bad at all crazy woman!

    ♥ Mrs. S.

  11. I love this poem!

    What's wrong with me that I don't think it's bad poetry???

  12. You need a warning sign for those who are a little emotional. I almost cried. I giggled too. You should paint that on a tote bag so everyone can see it!

  13. Well I think it is a great poem - because like everything you write it comes from the heart.

  14. Great job on the poem!!

  15. LOVE that!!!! cute poem!!

  16. I love it! I know it's a poem, but you could totally be a super mil wife rapper. Just sayin'.

  17. great poem! my favorite was when you used the word "aplomb" =)

  18. Loved it, very creative and cute!!!

  19. you got that right! what a great poem!

  20. you should add "poet" to the list of things you are. That was great!

  21. I absolutely loved this poem!! you rocked my socks!! ;)


    the navy wife

  22. Good thing you didn't win, because this poem isn't half bad!! Made me smile and such :)

  23. AnonymousMay 06, 2010

    Haha I loved it!

  24. You deserved to have lost the contest....if you wrote this yourself I wouldn't want to crown you as the worst poet anyway. I liked it! Especially the part "Loose lips sink ships, so I stay mute." Great line for a Navy Wife!

  25. I'm glad you recorded this on your blog! It totally rocks and should be kept for posterity if not fond memories of rocking your beatnik self over at the snarky blog. ;D

    Hang tight, Hoboken!

  26. Okay your man is Navy right? I think I may be going crazy.

    ♥ Mrs. S.

  27. I think you may have another bright poetry! Great job on what is certainly not a "bad" poem as it sums up your situation exactly. We're thinking about you.


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