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MY PARENTS TAUGHT ME

 

 

My parents taught me:

 

When your backís to the wall

You canít run from the law

Keep your eye on the ball 

Come when I call

            

Keep your ear to the wall

Watch out or youíll fall

Youíre getting so tall

Protect those who are small

 

Time has really flown

Donít pick a bone

Get off of the phone

Keep your nose to the grindstone

 

Donít swim alone

Watch your tone

Wait till youíre grown

Donít cast the first stone

 

Bite your tongue

Keep your clothes hung

Donít cough up a lung

That song has been sung

 

Keep a stiff upper lip

Your father will flip

Just get a grip

Donít double-dip

 

Keep a tight ship

Be sure not to slip

Your hair needs a clip

Iíll give you the whip

           

Keep your chin up

Drink your milk from a cup

Go walk the pup

Doní be so abrupt

 

Keep your finger in the dam

Please call her ďmaíamĒ

Donít be such a ham

Donít let the door slam

 

Face the facts

Pick up your jacks

No between-meal snacks

Cover your tracks

 

Keep your shoulder to the wheel

Monsters arenít real

You must never steal

I know how you feel

 

Keep a song in your heart

Go do your part

Get a head start

Just play it smart

 

Your headís in the clouds

Donít knit your brows

Donít run in the house

Button your blouse

 

Stay on your toes

Make friends of your foes

God always knows 

One reaps what one sows

 

The grass always grows

The river flows

Follow your nose

Look for rainbows

 

Keep your mouth shut

Suck in your gut

Get out of that rut

Get rid of that mutt

 

Keep your feet on the ground, and reach for the stars!

All men are good for is opening jars

Donít hang out in bars, and beware of fast cars

Women are from Venus and men are from Mars