Earlier in the poem you said your husband watches television. Are those television writers not providing him with some kind of service? I would imagine so, else why does he spend time watching it?
Writing poetry that other people read and enjoy is no different.
I’ve encountered many people who try to put down art and poetry as being useless wastes of time…yet all of these people watch tv and movies. It’s teh same with people who say, “Wow, you must have a lot of time on your hands,” while they watch 2 or 3 hours of television a day and surf the internet for another couple hours of mashed together seconds and minutes.
It’s really nonsense, and I think largely people don’t think about how contradictory this notion is.
Everyone has some form of entertainment in their lives, and much of that entertainment gives little to no “value” beyond the entertainment itself. Apparently, human beings are built for such a thing, which means there is a built-in need for it, which means that those who “entertain” are providing a viable and worthwhile service.
Any implication otherwise is actually pretty irrational.