All mothers know as children grow the way can be quite rough;
that laying down a rule at home is seldom what’s enough.
A gentle nudge from “Mom the Judge” can fail to have effect.
From time to time, just nag; remind. Or else, just give ‘em heck.
The ants that come for cracker crumbs that lie between the sheets
are gentle when compared to sickness that one’s strength depletes.
It’s like a curse when friends disperse because the car’s withdrawn.
So listen to your mother, e’re the privleges are gone.
Photo: Image by Andrew Miracle from Pixabay
Source: Leviticus 26:21-22
Text: David Alexander, 2021 CC BY-SA NC 4.0
Tune: Newbury , Public Domain
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