Adrienne Clark Strachn

(December 6 / New York)

Momma Warned Me


Momma warned me to be careful
careful of a man like you
charasmic, sweet, smooth talking,
smart, mr. fine. mr. moviestar
come over here every night
smelling so good, I could taste you
those perfect teeth, sly smile,
lucious lips, mr. educated
she warned me to be careful because
you would be too good to be true
and when you came around i would be to
smitten to see anything else but you.
momma warned me to be careful,
when you take me out
you would even wine and dine me
food i couldn't even pronouce
you would be to good to be true
momma warned me, that you would
buy me gifts she would not be able
to give me,
you'd be his posession, she would say,
a constant smile would stay on my face
happiness accured with you around
I thought you were my world
I wanted you around everyday
but then momma told me another thing
that if i let you make love to me,
too fast too soon, you might go away
she told me love you slowly
but i knew a good man like you
would not wait forever
you were too good to be true
woman wanted you everywhere
you didn't have to wait for me
momma warned me that i would be so taken by you
that i would not be able to say no,
not now, maybe never
you ignited that spark that had not been taken,
atleast by you
there between my legs,
my secret place, that i chose to give to you
at the right time
you was so good to me.
atleast i thought you was, and you did too...
momma warned me,
i thought you loved me, atleast you said it
a dozen times, though i heard you say it
I didn't listen to momma though,
just you
that spark, that gleam,
I was so smitten,
now i am here,
our baby is here
you are there
oh, you are there alright,
nice to someone else
just like you were to me
I should have listen to momma

Submitted: Sunday, November 06, 2005

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  • Linda Diane Wilkerson (11/7/2005 2:25:00 AM)

    This is a good and true Poem. Our Moma does warn us about men like these. I only wish mine was still here on this earth to still warn me even at a old age as I am. She passed on this April. I was blessed to have her so long. I miss her so. She was always giving me advise until just before she died. I just wish she could still warn me. Great Job. (Report) Reply

  • Jay Joaquin (11/7/2005 12:18:00 AM)

    Momma knows best. It's just a shame we realize this after we don't listen to her advice. We're all guilty of this, I guess it's all part of growing up. Love the poem, it represents what many are to proud to admit. (Report) Reply

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