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A Lesson in Manners
by Sue Hess
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I never waited my turn
Never stood in line
Demur and lady-like
Waiting for love to come my way
I grabbed and took
Selfish and greedy I was
Wanting what was mine
And yours too if you looked away
Never wondering at the consequence
Never suspecting the cost
I took with very little giving
And these days I find myself alone
Standing in more lines than I care to mention
If not lady-like, at least resigned
To what my behavior has brought me
I grabbed one too many times
And this time I came up empty
I should have remembered my manners
As my mother tried to teach me
Never take something that isnít yours
Someone else will just take it from you
Just as easily as you took it from her

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Reviewed by jude forese
wise message and advise ...
Reviewed by Marilyn Seray
I felt the hurt and anger
great poetry
Reviewed by Kate Clifford
Lessons can be hard but if you learn them that is what counts. Great write and message.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
Never take something that isnít yours

A lesson we all need to be reminded of, Sue.
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader)
Some very wise motherly advice.
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Sue, I applaud and admire your honesty! We all have our lessons to learn and I know of no one, who ever listened to their mothers advice until after the fact;-)...Btw...it is excellent advice and I'm glad you're passing it on, in the last 3 lines of this superb poem!!
Reviewed by Peter Paton
This is a hard lesson to learn Sue...we just have to learn from our mistakes , makes amends where possible , and move on .
Honest and open write .

Peter Paton
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter
Wow!! This is a lesson in living and written with a heart so many of us know. Superb and sad. !!!
Susan
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