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Below is the poem entitled THE NAG which was written by poet Judy Ball. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Your conversation centers 'round,
Complaints of one kind or another.
I swear sometimes I think for sure,
You're someone's sainted mother;

Or more likely someone's maiden aunt,
Come back from the dead,
To punish me for all my sins,
And fill my life with dread.

You need me though, you know you do,
Without me who would listen,
To all the things you have to say,
All your pearls of wisdom.

You gripe about the world at large,
Politics, law, religion;
It seems to me that no one's safe,
From critical inspection.

You pick at me from morn to night,
About my faults and screw ups.
I'll never change, you know I won't,
So why don't you just shut up.

(In other words:
(If the meal ain't to your liking, don't shovel it in with both hands.)

Some people can't find anything good to say about anything but they won't leave.
They hang on for dear life with both hands and won't let go.

Copyright © Judy Ball

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  1. Date: 3/17/2012 5:48:00 PM
    I think I know who this nag might be. YEP, they are the worst kind, Judy.

  1. Date: 3/16/2012 9:06:00 AM
    I know one of these Judy, talks about himself, his family his country of origin, his fantastic life 4etc. I finally got tired and walked away. You seem to always hit the nail on the head with your great poetry. Loved it ! Lizzie

  1. Date: 3/14/2012 7:48:00 AM
    Good morning ;-) judy very well put , thank you for sharing your wonderful poem. Have yourself a good one*always~pd"

    Ball Avatar Judy Ball
    Date: 3/14/2012 8:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks so much pd. God Bless, JB