Skunks and the Bears


Skunks and the Bears

"Only skunks and the bears
sleep during the day!"
my sweet mommy dearest
would consistently say
as she stood at my doorway
and called out my name...
"Get out of that bed or
you'll end up the same!"
And she did not desist until
I would arise...
but the wisdom she held
I could not recognize.
Now she is gone to
her heavenly rest,
and I have matured to see
"Mother Knew Best..."
And those words that I dreaded
the most, I now say...
to my sons, "Only skunks and
the bears sleep all day!"

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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

I'd never heard about only skunks and bears sleeping all day. It's funny how what we hear while growing up, we as parents tend to repeat to our children.

Loved the poem!

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Call me Jon 4 years ago from Clifton, Virginia

fantastic poem! it had a very story like feel to it. I agree with the previous comment from Just Ask Susan, I wonder if our parents got their 'catch phrases' from their parents as well and so on.

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tnderhrt23 4 years ago Author

Thank you, Just Ask Susan and Call me Jon! I wouldn't be surprised if my mom heard that from her mom...I just find it a little ironic how things that go around keep coming around, sometimes, and we get the opportunity to walk on both sides of the fence! I so appreciate your visits and great comments! Have a great day!

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tumblintumblweed 4 years ago

I love it! Great job,Ms.tnderhrt! Hope to see more of your writings soon!Have a great week!


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tnderhrt23 4 years ago Author

Thank you, Mt ttw! You do the same and as always I appreciate you!

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AnnRandolph 4 years ago


Where have you been? This is so cute!

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tnderhrt23 4 years ago Author

AnnRandolph, your comment made me smile. Thank you!

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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

HaHa..Cute..Loved it. Happy to see you again..Cheers..

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mollymeadows 4 years ago from The Shire

This reminds me so much of my own Mom. Not the phrase -- this is the first time I've heard it -- but she never let me sleep in. Like that quote from True Grit -- "I never heard of anyone who stayed in bed past 10 o' clock unless they were sick" :-)

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tnderhrt23 4 years ago Author

Hi Ruby! Thank you! Its lovely to see you as well! Hope all is well in your world!

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tnderhrt23 4 years ago Author

Mollymeadows, thank you! Yes I remember that line in True Grit and thinking of my she didn't sleep, nobody else could! God love her, I know how she felt now!

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BeyondMax 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

Such a sweet poem, Marsha! Even through it serves as a message, it's so loving and kind! =)

tnderhrt23 4 years ago

Max, you make me smile! You are a rainbow on this rainy day!

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SkySlave 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Awesome poem and photo. I'm going to have to share this one!

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tnderhrt23 4 years ago Author

SkySlave, thank you Kindly! I appreciate your read and comment!

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