Mom



Mom

My mother once told me not to make faces or it would stick like that;
Not to swallow my gum or my stomach would stick together;
That eating carrots improves your vision;
That I could have all of the ice I wanted when I got my tonsils out;
Not to pick your nose or you'd poke your eye out;
"Don't pick a scab or it won't heal."
Bless her heart.

Douglas Noel
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Submitted by dougnoel on July 27, 2020

Modified on April 25, 2023

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Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 368
Words 75
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 7

Douglas Noel

Douglas is a published poet who have been accorded several awards for his poetry. He is a former teacher of 40 years the last 13 of which focused on teaching middle school children to write especially using various poetic forms. more…

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  • alanswansea18
    Beautifully said. I love mom poems.
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