I’m In Charge Here, Aren’t I?


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Playful fun.

I’m In Charge Here, Aren’t I?

What is it she doesn’t understand?

Why does she question my every command?

The universal law of man gives me the right  

To make decisions without fear of a fight?

I’m bigger, I’m stronger, and I rule the roost

I’m the one who decides who gets seduced

Yet time after time she gives me that look

And I end up looking like an insipid schnook

No threats. No violence. Just casual glances

That indicates the rejection of any romantic advances

But what do I care; I can take it or leave it?

She can’t intimidate me I can take a hit

So I stand my ground and thumb my nose

My true feelings are the last thing I will disclose

So now that I’ve got her just where I want her

I play my trump card in the manly terms I prefer

 She responds with a smile, sheer putty in my hands

She glides gently toward me, completely silent, no demands

Whispers softly in my ear “I don’t want to appear a grouch”

“But I think that tonight you might be more comfortable on the couch”.


©Copyright Charlie Gragg, October 13, 2010




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ginga commented on I’m In Charge Here, Aren’t I?


HA! Your humor Charlie is well taken whilst on the couch. Clever and fun! ginga



My damaged but recovering ego thanks you dear lady.

Stryx commented on I’m In Charge Here, Aren’t I?


Delightful Charles - What a nice woman you have in charge...



Thanks WO.

WordSlinger commented on I’m In Charge Here, Aren’t I?


lol, I hear that, great pom, and funny, you are the master, Hampton, you do have the remotem and it is NFL season, we have espn, and the baseball playoffs are on, you know what to do, popcorn poppin yet, lol, ty WS



Thanks John. Did you read the followup?

ApaqRasgirl commented on I’m In Charge Here, Aren’t I?


haha, that was really funny,,,,thanks for giving me the first laugh this morning.......well done........love asha



Thank you. The poem has been reposted including an epiloque.

MindNumbing commented on I’m In Charge Here, Aren’t I?


HAHAHA!!! The age old battle of man vs. woman, and the nearly inevitable outcome of the man sleeping on the couch has been beautifully written by you, Hampton! Nicely done, thanks for the smile this morning :)



You are most welcome and I thank you for reading.



The poem has been reposted including an epiloque

Poetry is what gets lost in translation.

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

Hampton’s Poems (111)

Title Comments
Title Comments
Searching 5
The Poetess 14
Nonsense 12
Solitude 18
Lame Limericks 14
Message to Papa 15
Young Jimmy O’Fallon 11
The Computer From Hell 18
Life Ain’t for Sissies 16
The Mind In Motion 13
The Game of Poetry 9
Silence 55
WordSlinger 19
Holiday Thoughts 12
Sweet Mary 18
From White to Grey to Black 19
The Reckoning 12
And All of That Jazz 16
Today 25
No Offense, Just My Opinion 16
Lucky 10
You’re Only as Old as You Feel 13
Saturday Night 13
Political Change? 14
The Female Gender 17
I’m In Charge Here, Aren’t I? ( With Epilogue) 10
I’m In Charge Here, Aren’t I? 7
Remembering 11
This Web We Weave 13
The End 16
The Day the Clouds Cried 16
The Path of Life 12
My Mother Ruth 12
Humanities Challenge 14
A Cowboy's Perspective 12
July in Buda Texas 14
The OP Poets Parade 20
The Chatelaine 12
Shot Through the Heart 17
Poetry and Fine Wine 18
The Man What Am 10
The Final Beat of My Heart 16
The Rainbow of Poets 19
A Cowboy's Lament 13
Of This World I am Not 17
The Wee People 19
An Evening at an Irish Pub 15
The Scent of Love 14
Fresh News from Buda Texas 16
Memories of Times Past 13
The Dance of the Poets 20
The Confession 14
Road to Obscurity 18
Barbara 14
Shadows 15
Prescience 17
Words That Bind 54
Wondering 26
New Year News from Buda Texas 13
We Are All Witnesses 16
Christmas 25
A Cowboy’s Prayer 29
The 9 ers 24
Love Defined 27
Tis a Time to Give Thanks 21
More News From Buda Texas 26
Choices 26
News from Buda, Texas 21
In Search of God 21
Writers of Poems (WOPs) 26
Out of the Darkness 15
Visions from Within the Mist 18
Baseball 12
The Night Stalker 16
The Man I Presume to be Buck 16
The Sounds of Time 17
The Little Man in the Green Hat 18
Blah Blah Blah 14
One Two Three 13
Carpe Viam 11
Love in the Afternoon 13
The Moth 14
Lost & Dungeons of the Mind 11
The Creative Process 19
The Truth and the Tribe 19
The Long Wait. 19
Feathers 26
The Arrow 14
Take Two Cialis and Call Me in the Morning 26
Ghostly Images 16
Friends 11
Angels Without Wings 20
The Rider 16
Pride and Shame 18
The Winning Poet is.... 21
Memories 13
Politicians 67
Your Mailbox Is Empty 18
God's Visit 17
Poets and Poems 20
Love Thy Neighbor 13
Renewal 8
The Roar of Silence 17
Blessed Are These Days 4
Time and Space 5
Life's Journey 8
Gift To The Fallen 16
Hunger 21
The Antique Shop 30