Trophy Husband

That he became mine should have made me suspicious

Yet giddy me thought it my due

Thought it my reward from a life unfair

Sharing its goodies with its teeth

Lesson learnt

 

Now he is with another

My bed a scorned place

Not even the knowledge of my X6

Budges him from her bed

Lesson learnt

 

I have learnt in four long seasons

What my father would have told me in five minutes

That this dandy is not simply fashion-conscious

This lover’s gaze shifts too oft for a man

but I would not be discouraged from love

 

The latest wife in town,

Still in cloud nine?

Still reveling over your win?

Still giddy this hunk’s stuck on you ?

Are you still eagerly transferring to his account?

 

It is your minister father, not you

It is your position at work, not you

It is that you are ready to open your purse, not you

Not you, your failing beauty, your saggy bosom

Not even your cooking feats

 

 

May my missive meet you sober

Else it will be in vain, I know

This one is won only by the highest bidder

His beauty, his abilities in bed honed for that reason only

My curse, my wish is that your trophy husband be with you long

 



27 thoughts on “Trophy Husband” by jollyone (@jollyone)

  1. Great!Athough I would have liked it more if you continue repeating the /Lesson learnt/ line. It gives the poem a sing song pattern and a call and response tilt that continues the flow.
    Check this out:

    That he became mine should have got me suspicious

    Yet giddy me thought it my due

    Thought it my reward from a life unfair

    Sharing its goodies with its teeth

    Lesson learnt

    Now he is with another

    My bed a scorned place

    Not even the knowledge of my X6

    Budges him from her bed

    Lesson learnt

    I have learnt in four long seasons

    What my father would tell in five minutes

    That this dandy is not simply fashion-conscious

    This lover’s gaze shifts too oft for a man

    but I would not be discouraged from love
    Lesson learnt

    The latest wife in town,

    Still in cloud nine?

    Still reveling over your win?

    Still giddy this hunk’s stuck on you ?

    Are you still eagerly transferring to his account?
    Lesson learnt

    It is your minister father, not you

    It is your position at work, not you

    It is that you are ready to open your purse, not you

    Not you, your failing beauty, your saggy bosoms

    Not even your cooking feats
    Lesson learnt

    May my missive meet you sober

    Else it will be in vain, I know

    This one is won only by the highest bidder

    His beauty, his abilities in bed honed for that reason only

    My curse, my wish is that your trophy husband be with you long
    Lesson learnt

    /I have learnt in four long seasons/What my father would tell in five minutes/That this dandy is not simply fashion-conscious/ I love this lines.

    1. always with your good word. thanks for the text.

  2. Thanks for reading through @sambrightomo. I get your drift, but you see, in the rest of the verses, the protagonist was addressing her rival. The first three verses tell us her dilemma while the last three is her ‘missive’ to the ‘latest wife’.

    1. I know. It is your work.If it were me, I will include it. It might sound detached or out of place.It is poetry.Well done all the same.I love the work nonetheless.

      1. @sambrightomo Yes its poetry thereby granting much licence. Thanks for the love, I appreciate it.

        1. @jollyone. I prefer it without the repetition of ‘lessons learnt’. After all, in poetry, less is more. Very interesting poem. Hope the persona is very far from the writer though.

          1. Thanks @febidel. Glad you like it.

          2. Thanks @febidel. Glad you like it. I’ll keep you guessing on how I came to write it. :)

            1. Wasn’t that your plan originally? Don’t worry. One day, breeze go blow… you can fill in the rest. Lol.

  3. I really enjoyed your poem on flitting love. A lot of truth told here. very well done

    1. Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed it.

    2. @Nnenna-Ihebom Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed it.

  4. I liked this, @jollyone. An interesting inversion; it’s more common to hear of women drawn to men because of the man’s wealth, power, etc.

  5. @TolaO, Thanks. There’s a small subset of men who fall into this category though this is purely fiction.

    1. Did you just say small subset? Lolz. There is an ever widening circle of such men as the rate of women with power and money increases.
      I enjoyed the simplicity of the poem and its lyrical style. Often times poets forget that poetry can be simple and beautiful and not always complex and vague.
      Kudos.

  6. @petunia007 ever widening circle ba? Women are truly running the world. complex and vague is also a writing style. To each his own.

  7. I enjoyed reading this. Unfortunately, she may be too carried away with his ‘love’ right now to listen to these words of wisdom.
    You did a great job :)

    1. Lol. She most likely will not listen. Thanks @Olaedo.

  8. … simply nice…

  9. Excellent poem. Wow!

  10. Very nice theme. I loved how it flowed and the ending was very well written.

    I kinda also liked your perspective on the theme. Keep it up.

  11. I got a ‘wow’ from @chemokopi! Yay! *patting meself on the back*

  12. Nice, flow, well-written, like… All these positives for me? You bet I’m keeping it up! Thank you @Jaywriter

  13. Lovely and painful poetic narratiive.

    I especially love this line:

    “I have learnt in four long seasons
    What my father would have told me in five minutes” Very deep and thought provoking.

    You weaved the poem in an abstract form that was still easy to decipher for the inquisitive mind. The story is clear and thought provoking as you bare the flaws of the characters and their misgivings.

    I only wished it had ended with some sort of delightful twist…but then if its based on a true life incident it may not be necessary.

    1. Thanks @Afronuts. If this were a full-length novel, you have written the blurb. No, its pure fiction. :-)

  14. @jollyone.Hmmm…I’m impressed. Deep yet easy to understand. Cheers!

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