My Mother Told Me This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

“One step at a time”
Those slippery words slush in my mind
“Be there on the dime”
As I remember, it was Mother who said that
Whose mother, you say? Mine
“I’ll meet you another day” shines
Madame Present of The New York Times
“I see that you get paid, if you say” says Mr. McNine
I just remember hearing the pitter patter
Of my cat who was getting fatter
And the squishy squeaks of the mice in our walls
For I had nightmares that they’d eat my dolls
And my mother told me
Not to be afraid
Oh yes, she told me all right
I never once mentioned after that how mice were little renegades

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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Itsme24 said...
Apr. 11, 2015 at 7:16 am
I seriously loved this poem...deserves to be the editor's choice. Congratulations!!! :)
 
RealRiter This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Apr. 24, 2015 at 11:11 am
Thanks, but does it deserve to be in the print magazine veiwed by half a million people?!? I don't know...
 
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