My dad is a seafarer
And when he's back from his trip,
He gets down to telling us the tales
Of life on board his ship.
The crewmen are hard-working
And quite a jolly lot.
I learn't that men can tease their wives
Much more than what I thought.
They gather together at break time,
Feeling like "bachelor boys"
And although their jokes are hilarious,
Their cheekiness annoys!
"Chief Officer got a baby boy!"
"Congrats!" "Proud Dad!" "How nice!"
"And how does your wife manage at home?"
"She wanted kids ... Well, 'twas her choice."
One guy says, "I can handle kids
Only up to a point ..
Yet, wifey nags that all the efforts gone
Into child rearing have not been joint".
"Now kitchen work's not my cup of tea.
It's torture for a man ..
That's when I quietly sign my next contract
And leave, as soon as I can!"
"Oh wives, they can be darlings ..
But they can be a pain too ..
And they say that it's a man's world ..
What has the world come to?"
I couldn't help looking sarcastic
As I smiled at the men folk's talks
And watched my mom serve tea and biscuits
And pick my father's socks.
Of course, mom did it with much love
And we can take it with good humour, once in a while
Yet, I think, again, I tend to justify
That women should remain docile.
There is the world of feminists.
They make their point from where they seldom budge.
Then there's the world of reality
To which you might wake up with a little nudge.
Perhaps, our women don't have it all that bad.
And, we could pause to think about it.
I hope we don't have too many instances
Too hard, to admit.