some poems

An Argument For Principle

Man:

Who put all the binbags out?
Who made that pot of tea?
It's not that I'm really bothered but
It's the principle you see.

Woman:

Who packed the picnic basket whilst
You lay up there in bed?
Who mixed the tuna mayonnaise?
Who buttered all the bread?

Man:

Who greased and oiled the wheel trims?
Who checked the gears were right?
Who travelled to the shop for milk
When you wanted tea last night?

Woman:

Who dirties all her nails and
Almost breaks her bloody back,
Whilst you sit there with your pad and pen
And write a load more crap?

Man/Woman:

Who put up all the pictures?
Who fixed that creaking gate?
You, you bloody idiot!
Look, the things aren't even straight.

Man/Woman:

Who cleans the car and waxes it?
Who cooks all the meals?
Do you ever stop, just once, to think
How doing all this feels?

Man/Woman:

Oh, is it really such a chore
To do something for me?
Well, no, not really, but you'll find
It's the principle you see!