A Good Wife

July 22, 2022

A Good Wife

She sews, she cooks and keeps her family warm,
Says the Bible on a good wifely form.
The Quran demands her obedience
And calls her a joy with her diligence.
As far as the Torah goes,
She must be helper as well as oppose;
For it says her dual nature
Will benefit and also deter.
Does she exist today, one asks…
Yes, she’s the one who multi-tasks.
At work, she’s a go-getter,
And no one meets deadlines better.
At home she nurtures and nourishes
And fulfils her folks’ wishes.
She does con-calls, checks to-do lists and cooks
Managing her home and her looks!
She’s generous to everyone in her way
And smiles when her husband forgets her birthday!
She teaches her children worldly wisdom and how to pray
And teaches her husband too, a thing a day…
For she knows he is slow to learn-
Women are from Venus, men must be from Saturn!
Heaven knows they’re not perfect in the least;
That’s what a wife really does- tame the beast!



By Hanita Pinto
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Comment on this article

  • A K, Mangalore/Chennai

    Sat, Aug 06 2022

    Good Job Hanita, in giving a portraits of a good wife ! I can only imagine what fueled those condescending remarks towards her husband ( if any 😜) but one can not miss the fact that most wives have an uncanny urge to blame her partner and teach him some useless BS to make her feel better.

  • Rakesh, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 23 2022

    Title should be.. Good couple ..and advice ..

  • Ben D'Souza Prabhu, Mangalore, Bombay Bandra now in Canada

    Fri, Jul 22 2022

    My dear friend, Hanita Pinto, you know our Great Creator has Blessed you both with distinctive Gifts ! Accept them in Good Faith and thank Him for it !!! MAY THE GOOD LORD BLESS YOU BOTH A BEAUTIFUL LIFE !!!

  • mohan prabhu, mangalore/canada

    Fri, Jul 22 2022

    A good wife is worth her weight in gold. But she is one in a million. Many, when going is bad, drive away...

  • Kedhar, Mangaluru

    Fri, Jul 22 2022

    I would like to comment after reading Hanita Pinto's' A Good Wife'. For all know there is no such thing called ' Good Wife' or' Good Husband'. It all depends in adjustment ... Right? Her poem 🤔here too can be called ' verses of contradictions' ! The final ones takes the cake !What slow to learn and teaching thing a day?? Husband knows only to eat popcorn.. yeah?? And by the way what the wife really does... is a complete give away !! The agenda is clear. I think M/s Pinto can be a better imaginative story teller.

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