My Mother Told Me MAG

February 25, 2015
By RealRiter GOLD, Astoria, Oregon
RealRiter GOLD, Astoria, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
"I did not fail 101 times, but I simply found 101 ways that did not work." -Thomas Edison


“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


The author's comments:

I felt inspired to write something so unique when I was in my literature class and we studied different rhyming forms. I really enjoyed it, so I wrote a poem on it.


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RealRiter GOLD said...
on Apr. 24 2015 at 11:11 am
RealRiter GOLD, Astoria, Oregon
10 articles 0 photos 65 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I did not fail 101 times, but I simply found 101 ways that did not work." -Thomas Edison

Thanks, but does it deserve to be in the print magazine veiwed by half a million people?!? I don't know...

on Apr. 11 2015 at 7:16 am
Sunshine2420 SILVER, Unknown, Other
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Favorite Quote:
A smile hides everything.

I seriously loved this poem...deserves to be the editor's choice. Congratulations!!! :)




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