Free Milk

'They won't buy the cow
if they get the milk for free'
I remember my mom
saying this to me...
But I didn't understand...
I've never been on a farm
I always seemed to fall
for all their boyish charm.

I was certainly a sucker
for their lies and lines...
I remember for a while
I even tried to count the times
that I gave in and consented...
let them have their way.
My regret and bad memories
are the price I have to pay.

So it was Billy on the front porch
in the backseat once with Teddy
and Linda's cousin...home from college
for him I was not ready.
I didn't really know him
now I can't recall his name.
I'm not sure he even asked mine
it didn't matter for his game.

Now Paul seemed kinda special
but I never got the chance
to know him any better
after our horizontal dance.
And Steve he took me places
that I'd never been before
but when it was all over
I was crying on the floor.

And I think I learned a lot about
guys and what they'll do
It seems they'll say and do most anything
to get inside of you.
I guess it's just an ego thing
and no doubt testosterone
plays a role in all they do
in their quest for the unknown.

But it could have been much worse
I avoided AIDS and STD's
mostly I was careful
in my efforts to appease.
So mothers if you're reading this
and you have a daughter now
make sure she understands the story
about free milk and a cow!

by maggie signaigo

Comments (4)

favorite lines: And Steve he took me places that I'd never been before but when it was all over I was crying on the floor. and So mothers if you're reading this and you have a daughter now make sure she understands the story about free milk and a cow! unfortunately pregnancy (unwanted) and STDs and AIDS and lots of other problems can also come from a boyfriend or husband. : ( bri :) i've heard that about cow and mild before now. longgg ago! i don't recall when or from whom. i'd like to use some of your poems in a poem display i put each month on my PH site. please tell me if i may. thanks. i just keep finding poems here to put into MyPoemList! bri :) now to move on to other things/poems/poets.
thank you for sharing this Maggie.. the concept of this poem can be very useful to some girls of my age! well done HBH
while i'm not much for poems with a 'moral', your subject matter is certainly original. Jake
Being a mother...........I have made very sure my girls (and son) know how serious this is.......you just can't go back once you've done it. Nice poem. sincerely, mary