Poem to MOM from Darryl

My daughter  came home from school one day,
With a smirk upon her face.
she decided she was smart enough,
To put me in my place.

‘Guess what I learned in Civics Two,
that’s taught by Mr. Wright?
It’s all about the laws today,
The ‘Children’s Bill of Rights.’

It says I need not clean my room,
Don’t have to cut my hair
No one can tell me what to think,
Or speak, or what to wear.

I have freedom from religion,
And regardless what you say,
I don’t have to bow my head,
And I sure don’t have to pray.

I can wear earrings if I want,
And pierce my tongue & nose.
I can read & watch just what I like,
Get tattoos from head to toe.

And if you ever spank me,
I’ll charge you with a crime.
I’ll back up all my charges,
With the marks on my behind.

Don’t you ever touch me,
My body’s only for my use,
Not for your hugs and kisses,
that’s just more child abuse.

Don’t preach about your morals,
Like your Mama did to yo u.
That’s nothing more than mind control,
And it’s illegal too!

Mom, I have these children’s rights,
So you can’t influence me,
Or I’ll call Children’s Services Division,
Better known as C.S.D.’

Mom’s Reply and Thoughts

Of course my first instinct was
To toss her out the door.
But the chance to teach her a lesson
Made me think a little more.

I mulled it over carefully,
I couldn’t let this go.
A smile crept upon my face,
she’s messing with a pro.

Next day I took her shopping
At the local Goodwill Store.
I told her, ‘Pick out all you want,
there’s shirts & pants galore.

I’ve called and checked with C.S.D ….
Who said they didn’t care
If I bought you K-Mart shoes
Instead of those Nike Airs.

I’ve canceled that appointment
To take your driver’s test.
The C.S.D. Is unconcerned
So I’ll decide what’s best. ‘

I said ‘No time to stop and eat,
Or pick up stuff to munch.
And tomorrow you can start to learn
To make your own sack lunch.

Just save the raging appetite,
And wait till dinner time.
We’re having liver and onions,
A favorite dish of mine.’

She asked ‘Can I please rent a movie,
To watch on my VCR?’
‘Sorry, but I sold your TV,
For new tires on my car.

I also rented out your room,
You’ll take the couch instead.
The C .S.D. Requires
Just a roof over your head.

Your clothing won’t be trendy now,
I’ll choose what we eat.
That allowance that you used to get,
Will buy me something neat.

I’m selling off your jet ski,
Dirt-bike & roller blades.
Check out the ‘Parents Bill of Rights’,
It’s in effect today!

Hey hot shot, are you crying,
Why are you on your knees?
Are you asking God to help you out,
Instead of C.S.D…?’

Send to all people that have teenagers,
have already raised teenagers,
have children who will soon be teenagers
or those who will be parents someday

MOM (Mean Old Mother)

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10 Responses to Poem to MOM from Darryl

  1. SKL says:

    I remember my mom’s response whenever we contemplated telling an outsider about her parenting choices. “Good! They’ll give me a medal! For not having beaten you to death! Better yet, maybe they’ll put me in jail where I can finally have a rest!”

    I am already having similar conversations with my preschoolers. “Youww a bad mommy!” (Spoken with a grin.) “Yep! The worst!” “I’m gonna call 911 and the police will come and put you in bad mommy zhail!” “Good, I could use a vacation!” . . . “You are not a bad mommy. I’m zhust zhoking.”

    I like the idea of sitting kids down for a little dose of reality if they start that crap. And I think nowadays these attitudes arise well before the teen years.

  2. Sue says:

    This is great! And I think SKL is right, the attitidue starts way before the teen years!

  3. Nikki says:

    This is one of the best things I’ve read in a long time!

  4. Joy says:

    It really is good. Thanks for sending it Darryl. I also agree that this behavior starts WAY before the teen years and if you can’t see it coming, you may need glasses.

  5. Laura says:

    this one’s going into the ‘save it for later’ file… Although, I’ve already earned my first “Mommy Stripe”…

    last summer, Josh threatened to trade me in for a nicer mommy when I wouldn’t buy him a car in Wal-Mart. I told him, good luck with that. He might end up with one who wouldn’t even buy him chicken nuggets (they were already in the cart, at his request). He decided a short time later that I was probably his best option.

  6. pammywammy says:

    That is a good poem.You have to start when they are young.They all do try.That poem is a good one 🙂

  7. Tessa says:

    Sounds like my mom 🙂 I use to think she was so mean when I could not get my way! I thank her now.

  8. Ellen says:

    Thanks for this poem. It is so well written. I have to say the child has some points that are true, but most moms do know that already and act on them respectfully.

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  10. Karrie says:

    I posted this in my facebook (hope you don’t mind!) 🙂 My college teacher (Introduction to Human Services) read this in class today – I found it online – Bravo – Excellent!

    Grand Rapids, Michigan –

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