My mother had sayings that applied to
everyday life. This poem includes some
of those sayings I remember from my
Submitted to dVerse Open Link #198
June 15, 2017
Mama says “Stupid is as stupid does”
My Mama said a lot.
She always had a saying
For every bad habit I’d got.
When I made a pouty face
When I didn’t get my way
“Your face is sure to freeze like that”
I’d hear my Mama say.
When I forgot to change my clothes
And keep all nice and neat
I was sure to hear my Mama say
“Remember, soap is cheap”.
When I was feeling lazy
Pretending the work was done.
There she was, and Mama’d say
“Hard work never hurt anyone!”
The years have passed so quickly
Before my very eyes
And it’s only now I’ve come to know
That Mama was so wise.