Thursday, May 24, 2012

Gentle Reader,

Today's poem is not for the fainthearted. It is about disciplining the spouse, based on a book by a cleric published in Canada.* You may skip some lines if you find them offensive. But as a chronicler I had to do full justice to the principles ingrained in the said book by the said cleric. However, the sting in the tail is from my own not so infertile imagination.

TAMING OF THE SHREW ( A new version)

The poet in me has been in hibernation
Such long bouts of vacuity is a humiliation
I thought it is time to remove the curse
and try my hand at some saucy verse
What better subject than dear wives
Who usher some light and sound in our lives
But they too need once in a while
A mild thrashing administered in style
A book written by a certain muslim scholar
Says it is not enough if you just holler
Best way to discipline is to pull her by the ear
If that doesn't work, slap her without any fear
If your hands are weak, you can use a stick
Dont give her time for her wounds to lick
Drag her by the hair as the caveman used to do
If she acts up, here is some more advice for you
Lock her up in a room after you've done with the bash
If that doesnt tame her, stop giving her the cash

But a word of caution, be prepared for the backlash
When you think everything is fine and retire to bed
You may find the rolling pin come crashing on your head

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