A Good Home

Ah, Well…

This one still makes me laugh.

Cynthia Reyes

I love this man

I really do

For many, many reasons


And he’s been here

Right by my side

Through many different seasons

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But tell me now

When I show you

This nice bouquet of flowers


Would you not say:

“Oh Cynthia, wow

You’ve got such lovely powers!”

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And so I did

Show him my craft

Expecting him to praise me


Such praise that makes

Me burst in smiles

And makes my pulse go crazy

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But this is what

That good man said

Believe me, it’s no fable:


“Is that the old

White chenille spread

You put out on the table?

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Dedicated to my Better Half. 

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30 thoughts on “Ah, Well…”

  1. That’s so funny and made wonderful in poem form! It IS an artful little arrangement and chenille + wicker = the popular shabby-chic look, right?:0)).

  2. I guess it goes to show we don’t all see things the same way – whatever the reason! Thank you for the smile, and the flowers.

      1. Indeed, that’s what makes it a “green and pleasant land”. We lived in South East Asia on the equator for a decade and missed the four seasons, so I so I shouldn’t compain!

  3. Great poem Cynthia! This reminds me so much of myself…my wife would totally identify with you on this !!!
    Hope you are doing ok.
    Oh….and by the way, your bouquet is beautiful.

  4. I think there is comfort to be found in your husband’s response. ‘Real’ Men often don’t notice things like flowers and decor. I bet he only has eyes for you! x

    1. I think he bribed you to write that comment! I hope your summer goes well, dear Karen. I wanted to make the Rasberry Vinegar, but couldn’t find 2 lbs of raspberries for less than a queen’s ransom in the nearby stores. I haven’t given up. (The raspberry bush in our garden doesn’t yield enough.)

      1. Raspberries are terribly expensive to buy here too. I have so many bottles of Raspberry Vinegar and would love to give you some. It is sooo good on icecream! Except I got a little too enthusiastic in pouring some on a desert for friends the other day. I added too much and everyone started coughing!!

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