I shoulda listened to her when she told me stop at one;
I didn’t listen to her, and instead I had some fun.
I listened to the other side; the dark side of my force;
I shoulda thought much better and done better, but of course…
I shoulda listened to her when she told me this was wrong;
Instead I listened to Messrs. Padfoot, Moony and Prongs.
Which, knowing that the costs would not outweigh the prank at hand;
I shoulda listened anyway — it didn’t go as planned.
But I didn’t.
The Sasha Fierce inside me who has mischief in her heart;
Appreciates the humor, thrill; the joy of taking part;
I say my grin is like that of the Cheshire Cat because;
No one’s as smart and mischief-loving as those purple paws.
But ego though.
I shoulda, coulda woulda with a lot throughout my life;
It’s helped my focus loads that I’m a mother and a wife;
With this much love surrounding me; with blessings all around;
My humble, grateful, hopeful girl — she mostly wears the crown.
But life’s no fun — and what’s the point? — if you should forget;
The voice that whispers naughty things and always takes the bet;
“I shoulda listened to her” — you don’t want to have to say.
But life is more worth living if you don’t forget to play.