If I did all that my momma taught me

Written by: Misheel Chuluun

If I did all that my momma taught me

I would live in a clean home
And always wear perfume

I would say thank yous
And how do you do?s

I would find brand name bargains
And have no hand me downs

I would always wash dishes
Keep everything in shipshape

I would manicure my toenails
And walk with smaller steps

I would leave parties early
And wake up cheerfully

I would boast less, smile more
Eat less, exercise more

Call my friends and family
Compliment them often

Save more money
And sit in simple comfort

If I did all that my momma taught me
I would not be me

I don't even think
My momma would be pleased

To never get to do
What she does best--

To counsel and fix me
Or to constantly worry!