Wednesday, April 6, 2016

April 5 - Mama Said


Mama Said

By Tom King

Don’t go in there, it’s dark.
Mama said that, when I was little.
It’s good advice, even when you’re big.

Don’t go swimming after you eat.
Mama said that too, but she was wrong.
Cramps can get you almost any time.

Always wear clean underwear, you could get into an accident.
Moms have vivid imaginations, where underwear is concerned.
But there are other good reasons for having clean underwear.

Don’t run away from bees, they’ll sting you.
Mama said that too; but wrong again.
The hornets stung me nine times. Of course hornets are not bees.

Do what your Mama says, it’s good advice.
She’s not always right, but she means well.
And that means the odds are good that she knows.

© 2016 by Tom King

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