Domestic Goddess MAG

December 26, 2008
By Anonymous

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.

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on Mar. 24 2009 at 3:10 pm
mamacassx33 BRONZE, Rotterdam, New York
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wow,,,you must think allot of your mother...thats really sweet...keep writing like this and youll be the godess of the poems! lol

on Mar. 23 2009 at 2:20 pm
GunterPee BRONZE, Chattanooga, Tennessee
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This is amazingly cute :)

on Mar. 20 2009 at 10:07 pm
Really good stuff. I love all the mythology allusions.

on Mar. 18 2009 at 12:16 am
MirandaLogan BRONZE, Millville, New Jersey
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I love the reference to Homer in the end, it is truly a nice piece of work.

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on Mar. 17 2009 at 1:57 pm
E.Lee GOLD, Akron, Ohio
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really great work!!!

on Mar. 4 2009 at 12:50 pm
Christina BRONZE, Clifton, Virginia
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This is flawless.

on Mar. 3 2009 at 11:40 pm
smileforthecamera GOLD, Syosset, New York
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This poem hits home for those of us with big dreams and domestic godesses...great job!

on Mar. 3 2009 at 8:22 pm
kissingdawn331 SILVER, Palatine, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"when your hourglass runs out of sand you can't flip it over and start again."(changes weekly so check next weeks l8er)

wow it's great yr amazing

on Feb. 26 2009 at 12:50 am
Hay_Wire PLATINUM, Independence, Missouri
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wow! you are amazing! this is a perfect poem. love it!


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