The Icognito Writer

The Goodbye Note

It’s amazing

The Purple Suitcase Diary

When I was a little girl,
My mother used to say,
“Do kind things for other people,
And goodness will come your way.”

When I was just a toddler,
My daddy always said,
“Stay in school and get good grades,
Use that pretty head.”

When I entered primary school,
My granny once told me,
“Share your pencils,
And popular you will be.”

When I started secondary school,
My brother told me this,
“Stay away from all the boys,
Don’t ever give a kiss.”

When I got to university,
My sister screamed,
“Never have a sip of alcohol,
It’s not as fun as it seems.”

Momma, daddy, granny,
And my siblings too,
I never broke any rule,
I did what I needed to.

I was kind,
I shared,
I stayed in school,
I kept away from boys,
I never drank one tiny bit.
I carried myself with poise.

Even though I…

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