He And She

Maxine Smith

I’ve had an exhausting day with the kids

HE arrives home and just sits on the couch 

No emotion or a welcoming kiss

HE rolls his eyes back when asked to help out 


I’ve had an exhausting day out at work

SHE waits my return, chores thrown in my face 

No smile or ‘have you had a nice day babe?’

SHE expects much, looking at me disgraced 


Why won’t he just wash the pots in the sink?!

HE moans like a child ‘il do it later!’

Plays on his phone kicking back with a drink 

HE don’t care, looks at me like a hater 


Why cant she just give it a bloody rest?!

SHE appreciates nothing that I do

Cant she just see that I’m doing my best?!

SHE can’t see all the stress I’m going through 


These two souls are Co-existing 

Dont they see what they are missing?!


Lean on each other, show true connection 

Open your heart, devote to each other 

Verifying love with your affection 

Empower your spouse as you are lovers 

  • Author: Miss M S Smith (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: April 15th, 2018 12:38
  • Comment from author about the poem: Sometimes relationships can break down just through poor communication. Talk, lean, support and lift each other up. No point in wasting time, be greatful for your spouse and always look for the good in them, don’t highlight the bad.
  • Category: Reflection
  • Views: 114
  • Users favorite of this poem: Sam Cork, Accidental Poet, LukeCoomer, BRIAN & ANGELA, E-Poems.


  • Sam Cork

    Excellent x

  • stevievize

    This is great and shows why communication on relationships is key as they both have internal thoughts and frustrations but don't talk about it in a constructive way I really like it well done max

    • Maxine Smith

      Thank you Stevie. What a reflective day we have had. Love ya ❤️

    • Accidental Poet

      Great write Maxine. It's true, we usually don't see our faults until after the fact. And unfortunately usually too late to fix it and make amends. Hindsight is a great teacher. Thanks for sharing.

      • Maxine Smith

        Exactly right, hindsight is a wonderful thing. Thank you for your feedback.

        • Accidental Poet

          You're welcome.

        • LukeCoomer

          Wow this is great and unexpected! Unexpected is good keeps people on their toes

          • Maxine Smith

            Thank you so much Luke, really appreciate your feedback.
            You should try my fusion ‘How do you like it?’ Love to read your spin on it.

          • BRIAN & ANGELA

            WOW MAXINE ~ THIS REALLY IS A COLLABORATION POEM ! The Battle of the Sexes is a MILLION YEAR conflict due to the failure of Partners to read each others minds ~ a little give & take would solve most problems. I have a FEMALE FRIEND who is a Relate Counsellor and she tells me most Couple Scenarios are like you have described ! I'm 34 and have never been married but sadly some of my "Peers" have already split up because they didn't communicate ! Love the way you have presented the Poem in PINK & BLUE ! It reads like a relate scenario !
            VERSE 1 The KIDS !
            V 2 His WORK
            V 3 The chores (and drinking ?}
            V 4 NAGGING ! (and his Work stress !)
            V 5 & 6 "Two souls co-existing
            but apart" ! NOT sharing & caring.
            In a partnership we should love
            each other and empower each other
            ANGELA & I do in our engagement !

            Thanks for posting a great poem in Structure & Subject
            Also a great photo looking suitably bemused !
            Yours as always ~ FRIEND BRIAN !

            • Maxine Smith

              Thank you so much for th appreciation Brian, so pleased you like it.

            • Christina8

              I like this a lot in the way that you wrote it. It's probably why so many relationships don't work out. The break down of communication. After many years of marriage, you hit the nail on the head with "empower your spouse!"

              • Maxine Smith

                Communication is key 100% you are rihjneed Christina, thank you for your lovely review.

              • Goldfinch60

                Very good write Maxine and this sort of thing happens in marriages.
                What is so important is that you must talk to each other and always show your love to each other.
                My wife and I have been doing this for many, many years and our love is still growing and resentment of each other does not exist.

                • Maxine Smith

                  That is just lovely to hear Gold. Being open, honest and supportive of one another is crucial indeed.

                • E-Poems

                  I loveeeee this maxine! Really love poems that look at the opposits perspectives. Especially if it is well written!!

                  I look forward to reading more 🙂

                  Peace and Love ~ E

                  • Maxine Smith

                    Thank you so much, very pleased you like it.

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