What My Mother Said

My mother always used to say,
When I sat sobbing at tea,
“Don’t worry my girl, you’re gorgeous!
And there’s plenty more fish in the sea!”

“Now wave him goodbye, he’s far too shallow,
Just trust, you’ll have what you wish!”
“Well, thank you so much for your helpful advice.
But I couldn’t get off with a fish!”

Copyright: from Poems with Attitude (Hodder, 2000), copyright © Andrew Fusek Peters and Polly Peters 2000, used by permission of the authors and the publisher

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Andrew Fusek Peters (b. 1965) and Polly Peters (b. 1965) have written and edited more than 45 books, in many genres including poetry, ...

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