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.



33 comments:

  1. Not gonna lie, I totally guffawed. :-D

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  2. You ARE Super Mil Wife! :)

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  3. I like your "bad" poem ;)

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

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

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

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

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

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

    ♥ Mrs. S.

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  10. I love this poem!

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

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  11. 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!

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

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  13. Great job on the poem!!

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  14. LOVE that!!!! cute poem!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

    xoxo,

    the navy wife

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

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  22. 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!

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  23. 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!

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

    ♥ Mrs. S.

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  25. I think you may have another bright future...in 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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