I’m In Charge Here, Aren’t I? ( With Epilogue)


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Man Versus Woman (No Contest)

I’m In Charge Here, Aren’t I? ( With Epilogue)

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”.


I’m In Charge Here, Aren’t I?


I rise early the next morn with a crick in my back

The couch providing motivation for a more persuasive attack

As she slumbers peacefully in my king size bed

With dreams of her victory still filling her head

I creep toward the bedroom only to confront her dog Bess

  Who greets me with a snarl only adding to my distress

I attempt to sidestep the mangy mutt but it’s to no avail

The snarling beast is relentless and once again I must fail

I retreat to the couch feeling helpless in my own home

‘How can a King rule if he is denied his own throne?”

I hear rustling from the bedroom so I prepare my next move

The kitchen is now my turf and I have something to prove

I take up a position and strike a formidable pose

She saunters in her demeanor completely composed

With a smile on her lips making me feel a bit queasy

She says “since your fixing breakfast I’ll have two eggs over easy”   


©Copyright Charlie Gragg, October 13, 2010




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Olan01 commented on I’m In Charge Here, Aren’t I? ( With Epilogue)


This is great with a great ending, my friend.........................Olan.



Your comments are very much appreciated.

ginga commented on I’m In Charge Here, Aren’t I? ( With Epilogue)


Charlie, While your at it could you bring her a coffee bedside? These 2 parody poems gibe woman libbers a bad name. ginga



My only intent is to entertain (and of course send a message or two when I have the opportunity.) Thank you. Your comments are cherished.

StandingBear commented on I’m In Charge Here, Aren’t I? ( With Epilogue)


Haha! This is all too true all over the entire world. This highly acceptable humor write sheds light on so many instances that are often simply left hanging in the balance on the winner's side .. the all too elusive female with cake crumbs on her smirking lips. Did you say her dog's name is Daisy? j/k! SBear



Her dog's name may be what ever you wish but remains a symbol of the power that women wield. Thanks.

RareNecessity commented on I’m In Charge Here, Aren’t I? ( With Epilogue)


Love the creativity of an age old question....I needed this after a long day of working in crisis. I feel the love and balance in the piece Hampton. Simply delightful! Thank you!:) ~rn~



You are a jewel. Thank you. I hope tomorrow is less stressful.

Chaos128 commented on I’m In Charge Here, Aren’t I? ( With Epilogue)


Ha ha If you have to ask, chances are you 're in denial about the coup d'etat. Very sophisticated and funny.



Thank you for the nice comments.

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