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It is a task, to have a sick man,
who wants what he wants, just as quick as you can.
A macho man who has never been sick,
no matter what hits, he can take the lick..

"You don't need a doctor, when you're strong and sound,"
until one day a pain knocks him down to the ground,
then it's off to the hospital, please get there fast,
then with I V's and shots, the pain eases at last..

And after ER they start over again,
and they poke and they prod and they prick and then,
there are x rays and cat scans and more pokes and pricks,
then give him orders and pills and tell you he's sick..

So you bring him home, and here is the deal,
you're going to take care because he's got to heal.
You'll be doctor and nurse, by his bed you will hover,
For he's you husband, your friend, your life, your lover....

Kathie Phillips

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The following comments are for "Take Care of Your Man"
by Kathie

take care of your man
very Tammy Wynetteish.

( Posted by: unseenwriterx [Member] On: May 3, 2006 )

Like you, I was sick a few years back and he took good care of me and pulled me through some tough times. Though I think women handle being sick a little better than men. When I wrote it is a task, I was thinking it's like taking care of a baby. They are so helpless, but we love them so much.

( Posted by: Kathie [Member] On: May 3, 2006 )

Like Penelope, I enjoyed the sentimentality of this piece very much so. It seems these days that marriages should be nothing more than business deals. I think an aspect that contributes to that is that nowadays there are so many laws that bring money into the issue; of course there are many other different factors. Whether sentiments such as those illustrated by your poem may or may not be fading, I think it's still important to try to achieve them. You did a nice job capturing that.

( Posted by: FurryNippleRing [Member] On: May 4, 2006 )

Hey Eric
I was a 50's child also and I've treated my husband like a baby for 40 years. His being sick was just totally different. Over 50 is not that bad. I can still catch my 3 year old granddaughter and you're right about sharing.

( Posted by: Kathie [Member] On: May 10, 2006 )

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