Toast to the Men from the Obedient Wives

( Photo by Valery Tavasiev )

Here’s to the men! Since Adam’s time
They’ve always been the same;
Whenever anything goes wrong,
The woman is to blame.
From early morn to late at night,
The men fault-finders are;
They blame us if they oversleep,
Or if they miss a car.
They blame us if, beneath the bed,
Their collar buttons roll;
They blame us if the fire is out
Or if there is no coal.
They blame us if they cut themselves

While shaving, and they swear
That we’re to blame if they decide
To go upon a tear.

Here’s to the men, the perfect men!
Who never are at fault;
They blame us if they chance to get
The pepper for the salt.
They blame us if their business fails,
Or back a losing horse;
And when it rains on holidays
The fault is ours, of course.
They blame us when they fall in love,
And when they married get;
Likewise they blame us when they’re sick,
And when they fall in debt.
For everything that crisscross goes
They say we are to blame;
But, after all, here’s to the men,
We love them just the same!

by Edgar Albert Guest (1881-1959)

( Photo by eduard z )

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21 thoughts on “Toast to the Men from the Obedient Wives

  1. Jenni says:

    Shhh want to know a secret – “When god created man SHE was only joking”.

  2. bkpyett says:

    Well found. The poem is perfect and so true!
    We love our men just the same!

  3. i really like this!

  4. Arwa says:

    A very good poem. It says a lot. Women have to be perfect and men still complain that if we’re normal then we’re extremely flawed. Yet, when men aren’t perfect we’re too picky and we expect too much.

  5. Some of us men are different you know. We don’t all point the finger, we don’t all like to whinge, some of us are ordinary folk who love the ones we live with, and bask in their love of us, and some of us are considerate enough to leave the toilet seat down!! I loved the cartoon at the bottom. Good post O.

  6. mommyx4boys says:

    Totally true, and your right i still love my hubby

  7. chrissy50 says:

    Oh, I love this!! My dad qualified as one of those men. I cried when I read the poem, then I laughed and laughed and LAUGHED so hard at the ecard (blame it on the mania). LOL
    But—it’s so true. And of so many men.
    xo Chris

  8. satzie says:

    Beautiful 🙂

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