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The Dumb Mother Award Gos Too

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The Dumb Mother Award Gos Too

the dumbest mother, award goes too... dumb
me 
and why you may ask
because i am not home schooling right now
because my child my student 
fell softy asleep! during his math lessen today

i wanted to personally belittle him
and poke home with a learning stick      
and with a witchy voice say 
get up and open your eyes 
you can't get a job that way 

but i didn't do that, 
i just say are you sleepy 
and to my supreme surprise
he said in a most tired voice
Yes!

I just took him to the doctors 2 or 3 times 
and they found not one thing wrong 
the other is talking in his sleep too
and making sound so loud that 
he stop breathing and wake and talks
with words that could be made out to be anything
like words that are not of this the plant!

I want to wave my flag 
but there is not one to tell 
and what could keep my 
kids wanting to learn 
when there health is small and weak 
and there understanding that 
these who are to do no wrong 
just do nothing 
          
 aka:lyricvixen

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  1. Date: 11/11/2010 7:17:00 AM
    P.S. a well deserved award.

  1. Date: 11/11/2010 7:16:00 AM
    You should have ended the poem at "yes" then you would have been a very loving mother. but taking him to the doctor? i haven't even seen the boy and i can tel you what's wrong with him. bordom. it a common problem with boys in school. what teachers usually do IS poke the boy. john

  1. Date: 10/21/2010 1:01:00 PM
    Very touchy and caring thoughts of a mother- with a fine hope for the future, verlecia

  1. Date: 10/21/2010 10:47:00 AM
    i get the picture. take good care of them and offcourse you are a good mother. nice read