Mother Said…

Mother said to come in out of the rain.

Mother said to not look at the boys.

Mother said to not touch the iron or the stove

Mother said to sit like a lady

Mother said to leave well enough alone.

Mother said that life would be hard.

Mother said a lot of stuff she did not mean.


I say stand in the rain and enjoy it.

Watch the puddles pile up

At your feet and splash in them.

I say that men are fine looking

And should be admired.

I say be careful of hot stuff

You may get burned.

I say sit any way you want

When you are wearing pants.

I say explore, see, do, become.

I say enjoy life as it comes

It can be challenging.

I say things that are to be said

The truth.