WORKIN’ WOMEN II
By Donna Penley
Now, this is the second version of my poem, Workin’ Woman.
It goes beyond what I said in the first poem – takes a look at the
Grittier part of raisin’ younguns.
We work beside our man, raise kids, cook an’ clean –
Tryin’ to further th’ “family dream”.
But, here’s where we give it all that we’re worth –
It’s th’ dubious pleasure of good ol’ “child birth”!
Heels high in stirrups, huffin’ & puffiin’, trying t’ have that kid
While he’s in th’ waitin’’ room, with his buds, braggin’ on
what HE DID!
Then after it’s all over, he brings ya chocolates an’ roses;
Which covers about everything, his Majesty supposes.
Then, if you eat those chocolats, it’s you who’s gonna pay –
‘Caue it gives th’ kid th’ drizzlin’ runs for th’ best part of 2 days!
(This is assuming you are breast feeding that kid)
When you get home, you are expected t’ do your usual bit;
Then if you’re too tired to pleasure him, he’ll throw a bitchin’ fit!
So, ladies, just remember that we’re th’ “weaker sex;
But th’ world couldn’t work without us – it’d be in one big fix!
But, there’s somethin’ t’ remember, an’ t’ hold above th’ rest –
Things finally get better when those younguns leave th’ nest!!!
Donna Penley is a Cowgirl Poet with deep Kansas roots who has been writing cowboy poetry for over twenty five years. She is a real Cowgirl and an ex-barrel racer.