Sunday, 3 February 2008

The Spouse's Lament


As you lie there entwined with another
As you sleepily dream of your lover
Do your thoughts ever roam home to me,
Your domestic, dull necessity?

As you gaze at your lover's pert bottom
Are my comfortable knickers forgotten?
While she bends over, wiggling for you
I am bent over cleaning your loo.

And as she greedily swallows your prick
Do you remember who cares when you're sick?
She undoes your clothes, gets you undressed
But who washed them and got your suit pressed?


And while you're blogging his sexual skills
Do you remember me paying the bills?
As you roll around with him in bed
Just who keeps the roof over your head?

As he plunges and pounds you to the brink
Do you recall how I unblocked the sink?
While you're fucking with orgasmic glee
I'll be home with the kids, making tea.

When you are crushed to awaken with me
Why not fuck off and set everyone free?
If you won't, which is what I suspect
Then the least I deserve is respect.


Flowering Jasmine said...

There is a lot to be said for a bit of real life. After all that is where we spend most of our time. Luka, i loved that but it made me really sad. x

Luka said...

Jasmine - I'm sorry it made you sad. I don't have a problem with people taking a lover, and I understand the myriad reasons as to why this occurs. My irritation is with those who then publically denigrate their oblivious other half - it smacks of unfairness, and I hate that.

bittersweet me said...

You prod the truth with your big stick, and remind us of the common decencies. Thank you darling x

Luka said...

Me - as I have just said elsewhere, that big stick is a hobby horse of mine, I know, and I have ridden it before. I can't help it. I know there are reasons why we do what we do, why we seek to find what we cannot at home. I feel that unless your spouse is a complete monster (and, in that case, why are you still there?) then they deserve to be shown a modicum of respect. Comparing them unfavourably to a lover again and again, in a public forum of which they are unaware, is unfair on many levels.

La BĂȘte said...


That's all I have to say for the moment. But I will at least say it twice.


Jackie Adshead said...

Straight to the point Luka - very succinct and very well put. Mature love unblocks the sink, whilst romantic love chases after the lust. We all want the latter but the former has depth to it...... (And I've just realised I've inadvertently made a joke - ha, plumbing the depths!)

Luka said...

La Bete - (how do you do the little ^ over the e? Never mind, we'll pretend it's there)Hello! I see your "gosh gosh" and raise you a "good golly!"

Jackie - I have been musing on this a lot. Lovers will always seem exciting as they are exist in a fantasy bubble of time out from real life. At home you may not feel sexy because you had a tough day at work, or looking after the kids, or you're pissed off with your spouse for not doing the washing up or you're worrying about how to pay the mortgage. The little everyday acts of caring, keeping each other comfortable and safe, are easily overlooked - the cooking of a meal, the washing of the pants, the checking of the tyre pressure, and so on. Just because it didn't make you come doesn't mean it has no value.

JRM said...

Well said. I know a few people I'd love to send this to.

Walker said...

Very true.
I think the people who fool around and bash their spouces maliciosly have a problem.

People take lovers for various reasons and I know a few who do with their spouses blessings.
It's not all for selfish reasons.

Anonymous Boxer said...

As I've said before, I keep The Mister out of my blog... it's just polite.

Luka said...

JRM - that's the joy of blogging, I suppose. You can get it out of your system.

Walker - absolutely, and I would be a hypocrite if I said I disapproved of extra-marital shenanigans. Such situations occur, they always have done and always will do - it is how we treat the people involved that counts.

Anonymous Boxer - very wise, as ever.