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Mama Warned Me

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Mama Warned Me

Mama always told me
girl you must be wise
the Devil's out there somewhere
and he's wearing a disguise
he will try to trick you
with his evil ways
and he will make a fool of you
with the games he plays.
Listen to me baby
he could be headed your way.

I tried to heed her warning
was good as I could be
keeping all those eager men
so far away from me
then I met a stranger
who had a gentle way
and when he took me by the hand
I heard my mama say
you better watch your step now
don't let him lead you astray.

He was so very charming
and I was so unwise
he had such a handsome face
and oh such pretty eyes
his laughter was appealing
so were the words he said
and when he looked deep in my eyes
I really lost my head.
Please forgive me Mama
I should be heeding what you said.

His love was sweet and tender
it took my breath away
he held me through the cold dark nights
and loved me through the day
he told me that he needed me
so I gave him my heart
that's when he sent it straight to Hell
and tore it all apart.
I tried to listen Mama
but he had me from the start.

The Devil's out there somewhere
so girl's I must advise
beware of handsome strangers
they may have Devil eyes
he'll tempt you with his laughter
and with the things he'll say
don't look too deep into those eyes
'cause you will rue the day.
Listen to me ladies
he could be headed your way.

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  1. Date: 10/7/2009 6:24:00 AM
    Awesome congrats Robin on making it through the first round! My head is spinning so I cannot even remember if I thanked you yet or not for your lovely comment the other day. Thank you!!! : )) Miss you. Be well and all the best. Love and hugs, shar xoxoxo

  1. Date: 10/2/2009 12:08:00 PM
    Robin, congratulations on making the first round of the contest...Raul

  1. Date: 9/25/2009 4:38:00 PM
    Robin, just wanted to drop by and add--Congratulations on making it through the first round in the contest. Good luck in the finals! Karen

  1. Date: 9/25/2009 10:29:00 AM
    Congrats!! Love Light Truth Patricia

  1. Date: 9/25/2009 4:08:00 AM
    Dear Robin, Best wishes through to the next round. Love Lainie

  1. Date: 9/24/2009 5:51:00 PM
    You GO gal! Hand in hand we go..sisters...into the gate and onto the NEXT race! Love Ya Great verse!

  1. Date: 9/24/2009 3:40:00 PM
    Congratulations, Robin!! And good luck in the next round with this wonderful poem!! Love, Carrie

  1. Date: 9/24/2009 12:31:00 PM
    Dear Robin, Congratulations on being in the round-one finals! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 9/24/2009 10:42:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poem making it through the first round Robin.Wishing you the best in the finals. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/24/2009 9:14:00 AM
    Well done, Robin best wishes in the next rounds.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 9/23/2009 3:37:00 PM
    You amused me one more time! Excellent piece, Robin! Congratulations on being featured this week! Ruben.

  1. Date: 9/23/2009 2:35:00 PM
    Amazing write... Congratulations in this wonderfully done piece being featured, Love the rhyme and the flow of those words. Well done, Keep writing!!

  1. Date: 9/23/2009 10:30:00 AM
    Wonderful write here, Robin ... seems the ones with those "bedroom" eyes only want you in that room ... LOL ... great selection to be featured this week at the Soup. Congratulations!!

  1. Date: 9/23/2009 6:16:00 AM
    I think most of us have dated that guy at some-time in our lives. Congratulations on t his well deserved feature of the week, dear Robin. Love, Lainie

  1. Date: 9/22/2009 7:59:00 PM
    Robin, congrats on your feature this week...Raul

  1. Date: 9/22/2009 11:04:00 AM
    congrats--this is good work ! every teenager should read and learn !

  1. Date: 9/22/2009 6:42:00 AM
    Congratulations on your wonderful poetry being featured this week Robin - excellent piece >>James

  1. Date: 9/21/2009 7:17:00 AM
    Congrats on your poetry being featured this week… please keep writing… great you! Adeleke

  1. Date: 9/21/2009 3:30:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week Robin. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/21/2009 12:08:00 AM
    Congrats on your feature poem this week Robin.Rgds Brian