Friday, May 31, 2013

Mama Say

Mama say.
Mama say go to bed early
And wake up early
To see a new day
Being born.

Mama say.
Mama say dream big dreams
And take small steps,
Taking care to see the destination
Without tripping over the obstacles
Along the way.

Mama say.
Mama say learn the rules of life,
Then create your own rules
Because rules are like shoes,
One size doesn't fit all.

Mama say.
Mama say fight hard,
Fight smart and even
When you back is on
The mat, keep fighting.
The fight isn't over
Until you win or you quit.

Mama say.
Mama say mold your life
Like it's clay, let
Your hands form the curves
And the straight lines.
At the end of the day,
That piece of art is yours
To enjoy.

Mama say.
Mama say smile,
Everyone is frowning
And angry nowadays.
Be the sunshine
In a cloudy sky.

Mama say.
Mama has a lot to say
And one has the choice
To heed her words or
Experience it for oneself.

In either case,
One has to learn the lesson,
So wouldn't it be easier,
Wouldn't it be better
To listen to what
Mama say.


Robert Gibson said...

I'm definitely listening.

Thanks Mama :)

Great piece :)

Brian Miller said...

yes we might save ourselves a little pain listening to what mama say...smiles...and i like her wisdom in learning the rules so you can make your own...

Mary said...
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Mary said...

It isn't until much latter that we learn that what Mama says is true......and later when we wish she would be around to share wisdom and wish we could listen to her once more she's gone....sigh. Beautiful poem. Thanks for taking part in Poetry Pantry.

Margaret said...

One size doesn't fit all. Life is like a box of shoes... :)

kelvin s.m. said...

...these are dose of powerful wisdom... and i loved it... thanks for the poem... smiles...

Kimolisa said...

Thanks Robert, Brian,Mary, Margaret and Kevin for your feedback, I really appreciate it.

R. Burnett Baker said...

This would be a great jazz poetry piece!