My Mother, a poem written by Mark Kodama at Spillwords.com

My Mother

My Mother

written by: Mark Kodama

 

Ring. Ring. It’s someone on my cell.
It is my mother; I can tell.
Excuse me. I must take this call.
To ignore her will be my fall.
I am sure she has some advise,
Regarding my faults or a vice.

“This is your mother on the phone.
I have a book you have to own.
It’s Speak the Language of Success.
Don’t repeat yourself.”

“This book will aid your working life,
Improve relations with your wife.
It’s Speak the Language of Success.
And don’t repeat yourself.”

“I am about to go and leave
Don’t forget to peruse and read.
Speak the Language of Success.
Remember: Don’t repeat yourself.”

Mark Kodama

Mark Kodama

Mark Kodama is a trial attorney and former newspaper reporter who lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife and two sons. He is currently working on Las Vegas Tales, a work of philosophy, sugar-coated with meter and rhyme and told through stories. More than 150 of his short stories, poems and essays have been published in anthologies, including those published by Black Hare Press, Clarendon Publishing House, Eerie River Publishing, Escaped Ink Press and Devil’s Party Press. His stories and poems have appeared in Writers and Readers Magazine, the Academy of Hearts and Mind Magazine, Café Lit, Commuter Lit, Dastaan World Magazine, Dissident Voice, Jakob’s Horror Box, Indie’s Nest, Inner Circle Writers’ Group Magazine, Literary Yard, Magazine of History and Fiction, Mercurial Stories, Portland Metrozine, Potato Soup Journal, PPP Ezine, Spillwords, Tuck Magazine and World of Myths Magazine. His stories and poems appear in Ancients, Apocalypse, Blaze, Cadence, Unravel, Dragon Bone Soup, Enigma, Fox Hollow Stories, Glamour, Hate, Tall Tales and Short Stories, Gleam, Fireburst, Latin Anthology, Maelstrom, Pride, Tempest and What Sort of Fuckery Is This? “Land of the Pharaohs” won Story of the Month at World of Myths and “The Summer Camp” appears in Potato Soup Journal, Volume 1, Issue 1 (Best of).
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