The Reality of Married Life

The Reality of Married Life

 

By Elton Camp



An idealized view of marriage causes creation

For young folks of an impossible expectation

That all will be lovey-dovey for day after day

And that it will always stay just that same way



When the initial shine wears off the marriage bed,

It’s then that stark reality will raise its ugly head

Taking the place of constant “I love you” to say,

There are the rent, food, car and other bills to pay



No matter how much you call each other “Honey,”

There will often be too much month for the money

Even the most careful budget can be extraneous

Due to that category that we call “miscellaneous”



And then neither of you another factor truly saw

That is the presence of the critical mother-in-law

“You aren’t good enough for my son or daughter.

To have married much better is what they oughter.”



And then when things are going more your way,

One of the couple will get a pink slip some day

Or maybe the two bears will come to be the three

And you learn that babies are far from being free



Marriage includes much mundane stuff, by gosh

Cleaning, mowing and clothes and dishes to wash

When hubby comes home, he hasn’t got a doubt

That first he’ll hear, “Honey, take the garbage out.”


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Ask anybody who's been married a long time.
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