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Momma Told Me

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Momma Told Me

Momma Told Me


Momma had alot to handle, family of eight
She is the best, she kept us straight
Listening to her was easy, we were content
Anytime together was time well spent

As a little girl, I hardly looked back
Memories in and out, some fell down the crack
I was a tomboy, always climbling in the trees
Outdoors was where you could find me, mud up to my knees

Every now and then we would get into an argument
Mom would step in, she was very diligent
Something she told us, that today still stands tall
"If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all"



Written by: Debra Falgout
September 11, 2012






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  1. Date: 1/24/2013 11:33:00 AM

    This shows you to be the fruit of a wise Momma. Generation is now secure.... Love to ya.....Jake

  1. Date: 9/12/2012 10:37:00 AM

    My mother would tell me the same thing Debra. This poem is a very nice tribute to your mother. Luv, Gail

    FALGOUT Avatar DEBRA FALGOUT Date: 9/12/2012 3:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    She has taught me many things, but this one I think really stands out in todays world, passing it down to my family, thanks so much for your reply, love debra
  1. Date: 9/11/2012 7:29:00 PM

    The lessons taught to us as young ones, stay in our hearts forever, enjoyed your read Deb love vie

    FALGOUT Avatar DEBRA FALGOUT Date: 9/12/2012 3:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I can only hope it keeps getting passed on as the generations go on, thanks vienna for all your comments, I really appreciate them, love Debra