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Things as a child
I swore I'd never say
I say at least 3 times a day!
All those things
I heard from my mother
now I'm saying to another!
It happened all of a sudden
I looked up at my kid
and, started talking
like my mother did!
Cause I'm the mom
because I said
now brush your teeth
and go to bed.
Turn off that light
now go to sleep
I better not hear
one more peep!
If joey jumped off a bridge
would you jump too?
Just exactly what is it
you want me to do?
I wonder when my child
is grown
If he'll say these same things
to a child of his own?

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The following comments are for "WHEN DID I TURN INTO MY MOTHER"
by TB51

timeless theme and very cute in its execution. i like the simplistic sing-song rhythm of the piece, very nursery rhyme-ey. thanks for sharing.

( Posted by: cybele [Member] On: November 4, 2003 )

oh, yes
you bet he will -

I like this a lot.

( Posted by: johnlibertus [Member] On: November 4, 2003 )

I'll never be like you
I loved that, giggle. It's shocking to realize you are just like your mom. This is when you are supposed to apologize for all the nasty things you said and did to her.

Great poem.


( Posted by: kimberly bird [Member] On: November 4, 2003 )

the ghosts in the mirror
I'm sure you speak for millions of us out here. It's more than a little frightening when you see ghosts in the mirror or hear voices from the past when you speak, but I-in my better moments- find it kinda comforting to realize that I'm something like a chapter in a long and wondrous continuing story. Thanks for reminding me that the past isn't all horrorshow, that we are where we come from, and that petry can heal as well as entertain. You are an artist.

( Posted by: tim55b [Member] On: November 5, 2003 )

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