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Author Name: FreeBlueyd553 15 Comments
Date Added: May 11, 2008 11:05:01 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Things My Mother Taught Me
A pretty face, beauty does not make
Like yourself, Love yourself, Forgive yourself
Go ahead and have a good cry, then get up, wash your face
Art is life, life is art
Love your kids unconditionally
Donít let a man treat you badly
Be gracious to everyone, even your brother
Never argue about religion or politics
Be passionate about what and who you love
Cinderella never kissed a frog
Donít cast your pearls before swine
Stop biting your nails
When tragedy strikes, deal with it
There is light, even when you canít see it 
Put others first
Chose your friends wisely
Donít smoke cigarettes and drink to excess
Sex is a good thing. Best when shared with someone you love
Buy yourself presents
Believe in God
Drink your milk
Keep your heart tender
Create something beautiful everyday
Author's Notes:
She taught me so much more than I could ever express.
She is the most beautiful woman I know.
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Comment By: PremiumMary Lou Allen on February 7, 2011 10:35:11 AM Report
I had one of those. Not everyone did. We were the lucky ones. Well done, Cindy. ML
Comment By: FreeCherie on August 22, 2010 12:14:39 AM Report
Nice collection, your mum sounds very wise. :)
Comment By: FreeAmy on October 1, 2008 10:51:57 PM Report
This is a truly heartwarming write, Cindy. Your Mom sounds like a wise and classy lady. I especially liked this line:

Be gracious to everyone, even your brother.


Reminded me of  my own



Comment By: FreeJennifer on October 1, 2008 10:25:13 PM Report
This is so cute and true. I really liked reading this, it kept a smile on my face, for every single word!

Comment By: FreeTessa on June 29, 2008 11:59:29 PM Report
Lessons for those we love, this poem is about.

I love it.


Comment By: FreeKimber Turpin on May 29, 2008 12:35:20 PM Report
Exceptional piece dedicated to your mother. At times they are the best lesson givers life can offer.

Kimber, The Gypsy

Comment By: FreeBrittany on May 26, 2008 12:44:19 AM Report

This is a good poem! My mother has taught me alot as well, so i see where you are coming from! Great write!! :)

Comment By: FreeRoger Bacon on May 16, 2008 02:34:01 PM Report
I love this dedication to your mother.  That last line says a lot. 
Comment By: FreeAlison Storm Wolf on May 13, 2008 03:51:29 PM Report
heartrendingly poignant, beautiful and as noble a testiment to being guided wisely as I have ever read.


Ali xox

Comment By: Premiumlionheart on May 11, 2008 10:18:49 PM Report
You are so lucky Cindy.  This was beautiful.

Happy Mother's Day!




Comment By: FreeMoon Fairy on May 11, 2008 09:35:48 PM Report
This is a great write and your mother taught you so many wonderful things..
Happy Mother's Day..

Comment By: FreeSteve on May 11, 2008 09:12:03 PM Report
A wonderful testament to the giver of life.
Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on May 11, 2008 09:10:36 PM Report
Donít cast your pearls before swine
Stop biting your nails



That's my favorite part, kid...Great advice all the way through...len


PS...I never read without leaving a comment..:o)

Comment By: FreeHenry M. on May 11, 2008 08:38:21 PM Report
Your Mother is a wise woman Cindy. I somehow think her lessons were not lost on you because you show alot of these qualities you list, especially the last one "Create something beautiful everyday".... Your writing is proof of that!    Henry
Comment By: PremiumDavid Turner on May 11, 2008 05:21:49 PM Report
Well she got more than half right which is not bad - these I disagree with:-


Never argue about religion or politics


Argument is the means of establishing truth - Religion and politics are both about how we should live our lives as an individual as a community and as a society - it is therefore very important hat we should argue about them.


Believe in God


    God is dead and a good thing too!


Love, honor and respect your elders


No - love those who have earned love and honour and respect - Hitler was many people's elder!


My love honour and respect to you:-)




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