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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Hear (07/08/10)

TITLE: Listen to Your Mother
By Delores McCarter
07/15/10


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My darling daughter,
my greatest fear
is when you drive away
after leaving here.

I gave you the car
for you to drive to school,
but Iím not naÔve,
and Iím not a fool.

Ipod, radio,
and the cell phone.
They are distracting you
and making me groan.

Pay attention to the road
and turn down the noise.
Focus more on the road,
and less on the boys.

How would you know
when something goes wrong,
if youíre only paying attention
to the latest song?

Listen to me
as I share what I feel.
You need to be observant
when you're behind the wheel.

It's hard talking about this stuff,
Just like the birds and the bees,
but I knew I had to sit you down
before I gave you my keys.

This is very important for us,
so take note when I mention
that driving is serious
and needs your focused attention.

So leave the Ipod in your purse
and put the cell phone away.
Your friends donít have that
many urgent things to say.

You are a very precious
gift to me.
Please hear what I say
and drive carefully.


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Beth LaBuff 07/15/10
Your title made me smile... your message is not to be taken lightly. Thanks for writing this!
Ruth Brown 07/18/10
I really liked this. Moms try so hard to protect,you captured her love all through it.Gos bless you as you write,Ruth
Leslie Aune07/18/10
This is an important message written in gentle but firm way. The poem flows well.
stanley Bednarz 07/19/10
There is nothing like a well told story in a poem. Bob dylan better not start napping. He's got competition.
AnneRene' Capp 07/19/10
Ugh...Going through this with my daughter and although she is "listening"...continues with those distractions. Thank God I know she belongs to Him!
Virgil Youngblood 07/20/10
This is a great message for teenagers and their parents. Well done.