Join Free! | Login    
   Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!


Featured Authors:  Michael Charles Messineo, iLeslie Garcia, iBlue Sleighty, iCHANTI LACE, iLisa DAnnolfo Levey, iRon Cox, iNancy Jardine, i

  Home > Humor > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Mary E Lacey, Desertrat

· + Follow Me
· Contact Me
· Success story
· Articles
· Poetry
· Stories
· Blog
· 207 Titles
· 2,423 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
Member Since: Sep, 2007

Mary E Lacey, Desertrat, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.

Featured Book
The Last Seminarian
by RM DAmato

A dystopian future, ancient pandemic virus and alien visitation merge within a virtual world of four reunited friends. Time is running out!..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

When did I become a Ma'am?
by Mary E Lacey, Desertrat
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.
Share   Print  Save   Follow
Recent poems by Mary E Lacey, Desertrat
•  Mr. Muffin
•  Never meant to Be
•  To Althea, from Prison
•  Feline Computer Tecn
•  Hard Decision
           >> View all 172

miss or ma'am, that is the question....


When did I become a “Ma’am”?

You never realize how time can fly,
And for women, it’s just two words.
It’s hard to explain how time can change names
So I won’t even try.

 But can someone please tell me this
 When does Miss end and Ma’am begin?

I was a Miss for the longest time, even after I wed.
But as time went by, the word Miss faded away
I was now starting to be called a Ma’am,
and the term “Miss” was pure passé.

I started college rather late in life.
The students were mostly teens.. 
To me that was no bother.
Until one day a student stopped me and said:
“Ma’am, aren’t you LeAnne’s mother?”

Went to a restaurant with my husband to eat.
Noticed the prices were a little low.
 Asked the waitress about it, and she replied
“Ma’am, that’s the senior citizen’s rate”

When did I become a “Ma’am”?




Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!

Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!

Reviewed by Swan Son 3/17/2009
Now this poem is funny -- probably because something like this happened to my Vince and I -- out doing some volunteer work, we stopped for a quick cup of coffee at McDonalds. When I came back from the powder room, Vince was sitting in a booth pondering the receipt -- only to learn he had the senior rate! Still hasn't gotten over it! Susan
Reviewed by Cryssa C 5/30/2008
I guess it could be worse... I would hope that it is all a sign of respect.

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 5/25/2008
LOL It's better than being called "Grandma"; my twin sister kiddlingly calls me "grandma" when I'm getting in or out of a vehicle, on account of I'm so slow (arthritis does that to a person, you know, plus I use crutches)! LOL Oh, least I can get around! LOL I agree with Karla: the youngsters have no couth when dealing with older people! LOL Great one, Mary; enjoyed~

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D *I'm gettin' old; 49 next month! YIKES!!*
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 5/24/2008
LOL - young whippersnappers don't know any better! Still, better than "Old Lady!" (like I've heard) - well done, Mary.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Popular Poetry (Humor)
  1.  Atlanta Belle
  2.  Torture chamber...
  3.  A Tale of 2 Crows
  4.  BIG Bear Hugs!
  5.  Five Stages of Rewrite
  6.  Well, it's a job...
  7.  My UnWanted Birthday
  8.  The Thrill is Gone
  9.  Coming apart at the seams...
  10.  SHRIMPY

Peace on Earth by Paddy Bostock

Peace on earth? Don't bet on it...  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.