maggie signaigo


Free Milk - Poem by maggie signaigo

'They won't buy the cow
if they get the milk for free'
I remember my mom
saying this to me...
But I didn't understand...
I've never been on a farm
I always seemed to fall
for all their boyish charm.

I was certainly a sucker
for their lies and lines...
I remember for a while
I even tried to count the times
that I gave in and consented...
let them have their way.
My regret and bad memories
are the price I have to pay.

So it was Billy on the front porch
in the backseat once with Teddy
and Linda's cousin...home from college
for him I was not ready.
I didn't really know him
now I can't recall his name.
I'm not sure he even asked mine
it didn't matter for his game.

Now Paul seemed kinda special
but I never got the chance
to know him any better
after our horizontal dance.
And Steve he took me places
that I'd never been before
but when it was all over
I was crying on the floor.

And I think I learned a lot about
guys and what they'll do
It seems they'll say and do most anything
to get inside of you.
I guess it's just an ego thing
and no doubt testosterone
plays a role in all they do
in their quest for the unknown.

But it could have been much worse
I avoided AIDS and STD's
mostly I was careful
in my efforts to appease.
So mothers if you're reading this
and you have a daughter now
make sure she understands the story
about free milk and a cow!


Comments about Free Milk by maggie signaigo

  • Bri Edwards (1/31/2017 5:31:00 PM)

    favorite lines:

    And Steve he took me places
    that I'd never been before
    but when it was all over
    I was crying on the floor.

    and

    So mothers if you're reading this
    and you have a daughter now
    make sure she understands the story
    about free milk and a cow!

    unfortunately pregnancy (unwanted) and STDs and AIDS and lots of other problems can also come from a boyfriend or husband. : (

    bri :)

    i've heard that about cow and mild before now. longgg ago! i don't recall when or from whom.

    i'd like to use some of your poems in a poem display i put each month on my PH site. please tell me if i may.

    thanks. i just keep finding poems here to put into MyPoemList!

    bri :)

    now to move on to other things/poems/poets.
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  • (4/29/2005 7:51:00 PM)

    thank you for sharing this Maggie.. the concept of this poem can be very useful to some girls of my age! well done
    HBH
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  • (4/27/2005 7:09:00 AM)

    while i'm not much for poems with a 'moral', your subject matter is certainly original.

    Jake
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  • (4/26/2005 5:22:00 PM)

    Being a mother...........I have made very sure my girls (and son) know how serious this is.......you just can't go back once you've done it. Nice poem. sincerely, mary (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 26, 2005



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