She didn´t lack ambition,
that girl next door –
tending to her babies,
dressing up every evening
when it´s time
for the husband´s return
from his daily toils.
She was a class topper,
plucked out of school, and
planted in her husband´s kitchen.
Between her wedding trousseau
And her bag of books,
her father chose the former.
For degrees become dog-eared;
and wedded bliss – Oh that´s eternal!
You may laugh at her efforts
for that ´fair and lovely´ skin –
of course, you wouldn’t know
her bio-data was always colored
in shades of milky white.