Domestic Goddess MAG

December 26, 2008
By Anonymous

My
mother told
me that if I were smart, I too
would become a domestic goddess, like her.
For one thing, she says that they are the wisest of women
armed with the sacred knowledge that tonic water can eradicate most stains
or that baking soda in the refrigerator can keep most meats from spoiling too quickly.
She argues that Aphrodite’s beauty pales in comparison to the colors of laundered clothes
and a supper of tepid, golden chicken that only an experienced domestic goddess can achieve.
Our home is her Mt. Olympus
and the kitchen serves as Mother’s temple,
despite the fact that there is no sculpture erected in her honor,
unless you want to count the vanilla candle that I made for her last Christmas.
Her nimble fingers scold my clumsier ones as they falter over slicing salad greens.
I say that Homer has a broader mind’s eye than any goddess, I’d much rather write The Iliad.



Similar Articles

JOIN THE DISCUSSION

This article has 69 comments.


on Jul. 28 2012 at 6:15 pm
Luv2WriteNO1 BRONZE, Covington, Louisiana
4 articles 0 photos 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
Shoot for the moon even if you miss you'll land among the stars

Amazing and very well written!  Please comment on mine if you can.

Fia-fia BRONZE said...
on Jan. 12 2012 at 6:36 pm
Fia-fia BRONZE, Bethesda, Maryland
4 articles 1 photo 157 comments
This is warm, beautiful and amazingly well written. Be proud! thank you :)

on Nov. 29 2011 at 11:39 pm
no.name. PLATINUM, Ceres, California
42 articles 0 photos 94 comments
This reminds me of my mother. I love this.

byebye said...
on Nov. 29 2011 at 6:55 pm
byebye, Nevermore, Other
0 articles 0 photos 253 comments

I did Greek mythology in SS last year so to my surprise I understood and could relate to every Greek reference! I loved it, so great and creative.

By the way, I'm in need of some reviews on my work. I'd love to have anyone check it out and post comments! :)


on Sep. 24 2011 at 1:43 pm
bpjrobert SILVER, Wakefield, Massachusetts
8 articles 0 photos 35 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Veni Vidi Vici"-Julius Caesar

This is very good. I like it. My favorite part is "her nimble fingers scold my clumsier ones."

on Sep. 2 2011 at 10:19 am
aurorairis SILVER, Darien, Connecticut
6 articles 0 photos 27 comments
I love this poem!! I love all the comparisons to Greek mythology! It's beautiful!

on Jul. 20 2011 at 12:57 pm
pNONYMOUS BRONZE, Makassar, Other
2 articles 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
"I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best." — Marilyn Monroe

whoa. I love the words you use in your poem, its really creative and constructive. your mom reminds me a little of my headmaster!

on Jun. 6 2011 at 3:39 pm
R5andParamore BRONZE, Manalapan, New Jersey
2 articles 0 photos 67 comments
Interesting topic. Great word choice, nice job.

Free- GOLD said...
on May. 23 2011 at 5:25 pm
Free- GOLD, Blllll, Kentucky
14 articles 1 photo 25 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I believe in you and I believe in me, and I believe that we are not meaningless."
"What a waste of a perfectly good wrist."

Interesting, creative topic and I mean that. Wish I could think of such a creative topic

on May. 15 2011 at 11:47 pm
RedRidingHood BRONZE, Moultrie, Georgia
1 article 0 photos 1 comment
This poem was well written with lots of imagery. I also  like the way she compared her mothers life to greek mythology. The symbolism of the greek mythology simplified her thoughts. Her use of Syntax and diction were well developed.

EmilyGrau GOLD said...
on May. 15 2011 at 9:38 am
EmilyGrau GOLD, Jackson, New Jersey
12 articles 0 photos 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
We all have these things, that no one can see. They hold us down like anchors, they drown us out at sea.

Amazing! I love the real world sense instead of a fairytale or a myth! :)

JMThe-one GOLD said...
on Mar. 10 2011 at 8:49 pm
JMThe-one GOLD, Enfield, Connecticut
11 articles 10 photos 72 comments

Favorite Quote:
Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.
C. S. Lewis

I'm not sure why people think this is funny, but it's pretty good. Great use of allusion at the end. 

on Mar. 10 2011 at 6:57 pm
CassidyMarturana BRONZE, Califon, New Jersey
1 article 4 photos 43 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life isn't about just waiting out the storm. It's about learning to dance in the rain."

That's such a cute poem! Good job! :)

ellie315 GOLD said...
on Mar. 10 2011 at 5:29 pm
ellie315 GOLD, South Pasadena, California
10 articles 0 photos 86 comments

Favorite Quote:
"And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything." -- William Shakespeare

This is written very beautifully - I love the idea - and the diction! Very good job:)

on Mar. 10 2011 at 10:51 am
bookdevourer101 BRONZE, Peoria, Arizona
4 articles 0 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.

The title is very suiting! Great use of metaphors and symbolism. This poem made me laugh, reminding me of my mom.

on Mar. 10 2011 at 8:53 am
my mom THINKS she is a goddess!!!!  but i love her!!!! <33

on Feb. 16 2011 at 6:18 pm
Inflatable_Corn SILVER, Odessa, Florida
8 articles 0 photos 7 comments
Aye, captain.

Andersonandy said...
on Feb. 16 2011 at 12:42 pm
Andersonandy, Homosassa, Florida
0 articles 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
God is a concept by which we measure our pain. (John Lennon)

Now this is poetry.

cordr3 said...
on Jan. 3 2011 at 4:58 pm
this poem made me lol, it was a great use of metaphores, and i hope to see more funny poems such as this one.

on Jan. 3 2011 at 12:45 pm
How old is that girl in the picture?


Parkland Book