mama said

Written for:  The Twiglets #118 – “mama said”

recalcitrant child
grounded every weekend
ignores what mama says

A mama sheep speaks
and lambs form a line

Said mama, ‘do not dare
to go out with him,’
to daughter who rebelled
at every turn. Daughter
turned a deaf ear.

Mama came home from
work, took one look
at me, and disappointed,
angry frown lines appeared
like a cartoon character drawn
with a straight line
for a mouth. ‘Didn’t I forbid
you to color your hair?’,
she said. Too late.

A girl never listened to mama
She insisted on classes in drama
In a class play for school
she looked liked a fool,
sang off-key next to three girls sounding like Lady Gaga.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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4 Responses to mama said

  1. Misky says:

    Absolutely fab limerick! What a good chuckle it gave me.


  2. Jules says:

    Sometimes Mama’s advice isn’t good… sometimes we learn from Mama’s mistakes.
    Love the Limerick.


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