Chuck Audette

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An Ode To Motherly Knowledge - Poem by Chuck Audette

As children -
we didn't know why it was
but Mom's favorite answer
was...'Because! '

And if you asked her why to THAT
the second part, you know
always seemed to be
'Because I said SO! '

Comments about An Ode To Motherly Knowledge by Chuck Audette

  • Tracy Craighead (2/26/2016 1:14:00 AM)

    As a mom, I have answered many question with because I said so! The exact translation is just do It, I don't have a reason and I don't need one! ' Great poem (Report)Reply

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  • (7/19/2012 2:59:00 PM)

    Hahaha! i thought it was just my mum said that.... must of been a world wide secret gang....bravo cheers karen (Report)Reply

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  • (7/18/2012 10:57:00 PM)

    I don’t know why, but Mother knows best—always. A great piece. Very funny, and, of course, very true. (Report)Reply

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  • (9/15/2009 2:47:00 PM)

    A mother is a complex thing
    and has such funny notions
    like saying yes when she mean no
    and fanning flamed emotions.

    I used to ask my own ma ma
    when and who and why
    and always come her very clever
    cute and curt reply

    is a difficult

    Ruthy good poem Chuck

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  • (4/1/2009 9:48:00 PM)

    A delightful dip into 'mother knows best'. I wonder why my own mothering was never so unequivocal. I guess it was the seventies and all that long hair. Great poem. Love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ (Report)Reply

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  • (1/23/2008 5:57:00 PM)

    Chuck, if you and Mark Twain had been able to know one another, you'd be inseparable. I love your humorous yet wise views on life. Calling this Motherly Knowledge was very cute. Take care, Beth (Report)Reply

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  • (11/21/2007 1:52:00 PM)

    How I remember.... well done Charles (Report)Reply

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  • (11/11/2007 10:07:00 AM)

    You've certainly said a lot in two short verses, and many will agree that most mothers have had this exact conversation with them countless times. Good job, Chuck! Did you run this one by your mother yet? haha

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 23, 2011

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