I Learned and Now I Know

Sometimes you are absolutely unsure of the right way to provide comfort to someone. This is my attempt:

I Learned and Now I Know

I’ve learned in this life,

The first step’s scary

And sometimes real hard.

But I got courage,

From mom’s open arms.

 

I’ve learned in this life,

That I need to brush

My teeth before bed.

At least that is what,

My mom always said.

 

I’ve learned in this life,

To look left then right

When crossing the street.

A saying from mom,

She made me repeat.

 

I’ve learned in this life,

I should be polite

And better not swear.

Especially if,

Mom’s anywhere near.

 

I’ve learned in this life,

Patience and timing

For flipping pancakes.

Mom showed me once,

All the bubbles it takes.

 

I’ve learned in this life,

How to separate

Dark clothes from the white.

Though rare was the time,

Mom made me wash mine.

 

I’ve learned in this life,

To open the door

For a young lady.

I said sir and ma’am,

Because mom made me.

 

I’ve learned in this life,

There is sometimes pain

And some broken hearts.

Mom helped me man up,

Taught me to restart.

 

Finally, I learned

A mother’s love will

Never ever cease.

Mom kissed me goodnight,

For my final sleep.

~Cotton Steel

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