“Things Moms Say”
Mom’s say things like,
“A little soap and water never killed anybody and
It won’t harm you.”
“You will know when your older.
“Don’t rush growing up.
“Am I talking to a brick wall?
“I did the same things when I was your age.
“Are you going out dressed like that?
“I’m your mother not Ms. …..
“I brought you in the world and I will take
“Clean up after yourself.
“I am not your maid.
“You must think I was born yesterday.
“Are you mentally challenged or something?
“Do you think those clothes are gonna pick
their self up?
“If you show off, I will wear that but out right there
and not when we get home.
“Do you need a hearing aid?
‘You are going to church whether you like it
“Don’t make me come in there.
“Go out side and play. It is a beautiful day.
“Where did you get that lying from?
“How many times do I have to tell you no.
“I do not have to explain myself. I said no.
“Your not my mother, I’m yours.
“Close your mouth before you catch flies.
“I do not buy food for the neighborhood.
“I’m gonna skin you alive.
“This is for you own good.
“Don’t embarrass the family.
“Why do I have to keep repeating myself. If
I said it once, I said it a thousand times.
“I’m not gonna ask you again.
“Look at me when I am talking to you.
“You are getting on my last nerve.
“If you put things where they belonged, you would
find them now would’n you.
“When I was you age…
“Stop stumping up those stairs
Before you make the house cave in.
“No running in the house.
“Mommy loves you and so does daddy and Jesus.
Pick that stuff up before someone falls and breaks their neck.
And that’s a wrap.
It will end with that.
This is not to say that there is not many left
Such as turn the lights off and take your narrow behind to bed.
This is poem 2 of what Moms say.
Author Thelma Cunningham