‘Momma Says’ by Cynthia Thornton Herrera The Society April 10, 2013 Poetry Momma says you can do it. Fly away, little bird. Momma’s watched over you, fussed And taught you every word. Momma doesn’t know it all; The dangers out there lurk. She taught you to be vigilant; Ever stay alert. Momma says it’s time to go; Your downy fluff is gone. Momma says you must be brave And flap those wings you don. Momma’s nudged you out of the nest; She’ll show you all her tricks Like where to go and what to eat; How to weave with sticks. Momma says your time has come; You’ll grow and flourish too. Momma says you will find love; Sure as the dawning blue. Momma says you’ll learn to sing And soar the skies above. Mostly you’ll learn to be yourself. So fly away, little bird, Momma sends you off with love. Cynthia Thornton Herrera is an adult education teacher and poet living in Spring, Texas. She has been writing poetry since age 12. Having grown up on a farm in Nebraska, nature supplied her inspiration to write, and life experiences have continued to provide relentless subjects. Her work has appeared in: National Poetry Press Young America Sings series, American Poetry Association anthologies, Beginnings, Promise, Inkling, Star Burst, and the Phi Theta Kappa Nota Bene anthology. Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.