My Parents Always Said

by Amy Covel

My mom always said
You love to write
But don’t rely
On it to live
Have a backup plan

My dad always said
Don’t rely on a man
For your living
Get a job
That sustains you
After he’s gone

My mom always said
Your faith is your own
But we all believed
Silly things
When we were young

My dad always said
Walk in there
Like you own the place
But respect the CEO
And the janitor
Just the same

My mom always said
Today’s a new day
You’re a new you
Have a good day
I love you

My dad always said
We don’t intimidate
We’re gonna cross
That finish line
If we have to crawl.

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