Submissive wife


Submissive wife she is

After she is married.

Doing lot of household works

with a smile and no complain.

The hubby’s family loved her much

but their demands soared to heaven.

Father-in-law loves hot rice,

Mother-in-law loves paratha,

Brother-in-law demands dosa and

Hubby wants chicken do-piazza.

One day her friend arrives,

and finds to her dismay

lacklustered she looks,

as overworked she is.

Why do you so much work,

willingly submitting to others’ authority,

putting your own desires

lower than theirs?

Marriage is love and kindness

not to act as slave

Your goodness is your strength,

Give voice to your heart

and respect you will get from others.


  1. Beautiful poem ma’am reflecting the reality of our society. It’s true…we are yet to find our voices and break the notion of the ‘ideal housewife’.

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