Mom said things that made my head ring. She said I would rather see a sermon than hear one instead.She said I’m gonna do what the devil never did.Leave you alone. She said a kiss and a peck. A hug around the neck. She said a kind man could lead her anywhere. She said don’t swear. That language would take you nowhere. She said the Negro national anthem. We didn’t know or care. She said Presbyterians are order. Order. Order. Baptist we’re water. Water.Water. She said be practical now that’s an order.She said boy faint hearts never won fair ladies. You know in life good and bad don’t last always .When you get married. There ain’t no tailored man or wife.God never promised you a rose garden.So realistically live your life in order.

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