OctPoWriMo Day 15

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OctPoWriMo Day 15

 

I am participating in two challenges this month, OctPoWriMo and Inktober. To make it easier on myself, I’m trying to write a new poem on odd-numbered days and make a drawing on even-numbered days.

Today’s prompt is Mother May I?

 

I Wish I Could Ask My Mother

Mother, may I take six giant steps?
No you may not,
But you may take three baby steps instead.

Mother, may I take twelve jumping jacks forward?
No you may not,
But you may take three baby steps instead.

Mother, may I take piano lessons?
Yes you may,
But only if you practice every day.

Mother, may I go away to college?
Yes you may,
But only if you earn a scholarship.

Mother, may I marry my sweetheart?
Yes you may,
But only if you’re sure he’s the one.

Mother, may I have your stuffing recipe?
Yes you may,
But only if you invite me for Thanksgiving dinner.

Mother, can you give me some advice?
Yes,
But only if you visit my grave.

About Andrea R Huelsenbeck

Andrea R Huelsenbeck is a wife, a mother of five and a former elementary general music teacher. A freelance writer in the 1990s, her nonfiction articles and book reviews appeared in Raising Arizona Kids, Christian Library Journal, and other publications. She is currently working on a young adult mystical fantasy novel and a mystery.

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