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Ever notice how some people get taken for granted. They're fine to have around when needed but when they aren't they're just not really wanted.

She's always there when needed. She's at their beck and call; But if she should need a hand, No one's free at all. When someone's down she's always there. She's just a call away. A cheery smile, some sympathy, To brighten up their day; But if she's feeling down today, They'll leave her quite alone, To get over what it is, All by herself, alone. Are you feeling sick today? Just let her know about it. She'll be there with soup and hugs. You don't have to doubt it. Mama's always been there. That's just the way she is. Sometimes she can help a lot, But when she can't she gives. She gives her love, she gives advice, She tends and cleans and nurses. But let her make just one mistake, She gets remands and curses. Mama's such a Know-It-All. She's pushy and she's nosey. So she turns and goes away, And pretends everything is rosey.

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Date: 12/10/2022 5:33:00 PM
But when she's gone, memories come, and the regrets will begin, so hopefully, a wake-up call is in order before the regrets take root and it's too late. Hugs to you Judy. This is well penned <3 Thank you for your condolences and visit to my page, I so appreciate <3
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Date: 12/27/2022 3:23:00 PM
Thank you so much BJ. God Bless, JB
Date: 12/5/2022 11:39:00 AM
Lovely penning Judy, so excellently penned with lovely rhyme and flow too. Hope all is well and you're doing well, blessings always,Gordon
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Date: 12/27/2022 3:25:00 PM
Thank you so much Gordon. God Bless, JB
Date: 11/28/2022 12:49:00 PM
Hi Judy every generation loves and assists their parents even if mom was pushy and tries even harder to understand their children, but we love them dearly unconditionally. We all make mistakes in life. Glad to see you back. Hugs and blessings.
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Judy Ball
Date: 12/10/2022 3:23:00 PM
Thanks so much Jennifer. Glad you liked this. God Bless, JB
Date: 11/24/2022 10:26:00 AM
I really liked this. I guess I had my ups and downs with my mom growing up, but you learn they are only human and then your own kids you try to treat them right and still they complain!!
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Date: 12/10/2022 3:21:00 PM
We try not to make the same mistakes with our kids that our parents made with us but then we make mistakes of our own. Nobody is perfect. Glad you liked this Andrea. God Bless, JB
Date: 11/21/2022 8:27:00 AM
We should read this poem carefully as it has a lesson for us.
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Judy Ball
Date: 11/21/2022 9:17:00 AM
Thank you so much Victor. God Bless, JB
Date: 11/21/2022 7:06:00 AM
- ...so true...so true, Judy - Lovely written :) - hugs
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Date: 11/21/2022 9:15:00 AM
Thank you so much Anne-Lise. God Bless, JB
Date: 11/21/2022 5:28:00 AM
Kudos for this awesome theme, Judy. You salute all mothers for their love and care in this thoughtful, meaningful poem. A reminder for us all.
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Date: 11/21/2022 9:10:00 AM
Thank you so much Vijay. God Bless, JB
Date: 11/20/2022 8:03:00 PM
Bulls-eye, Judy. So true to life (sad to say). You've captured the essence of 'Mama' here :) gw
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Date: 11/21/2022 9:06:00 AM
Thank you so much Gershon. God Bless, JB
Date: 11/20/2022 7:42:00 PM
It's sad but this is true through teenage years especially, nothing like it once we get older and come back to them ,and find all that love we was missing,. Especially after raising our own kids : )
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Date: 11/21/2022 9:02:00 AM
Thank you so much Stephen. God Bless, JB
Date: 11/20/2022 2:34:00 PM
Extremely beautiful writing Judy. Your visuals and metaphors are just stunning! Parents do everything and are often taken for granted.
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Date: 11/20/2022 6:06:00 PM
Thank you so much Lasaad. God Bless, JB
Date: 11/20/2022 2:03:00 PM
You're right Judy, we often take them for granted, often without realising it. Tom
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Date: 11/20/2022 6:03:00 PM
Thank you so much Tom. God Bless, JB
Date: 11/20/2022 1:02:00 PM
Dear Judy, your poignant poem is so beautifully expressive with compassion for those taken advantage of and whose needs are never met in return. Heartfelt poetry. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
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Date: 11/20/2022 6:00:00 PM
Thank you so much Susan. God Bless, JB
Date: 11/20/2022 12:54:00 PM
this sounds like a very common scenario, judy, which you've described very well in your poem. the moms do everything and are often taken for granted. sad!
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Date: 11/20/2022 5:57:00 PM
Thank you so much Ilene. God Bless, JB