My Rules For Living

Don Rothra By Don Rothra, 17th Mar 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/qsvly2yf/
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Poetic explanation of how to live a clean life. It's all written down in a book called The Bible.

My Rules For Living

My rules for living are simple,
And I’ll admit, they are few.
They came down through history,
So there is no mystery,
I always know just what to do.

One of them says not to steal,
Another one says not to lie.
Just earn your own way,
Tell the truth, come what may,
Reality can’t be denied.

Another one says not to covet
Another man’s wife on the side.
Just go find your own,
Leave his wife alone,
And that way you don’t have to hide.

If someone’s determined to smite you,
The other cheek evens the score.
Let him rue the day
That you stood in his way.
He won’t bother you anymore.

There’s six rules more to remember.
There’s ten of them all in a row.
The Bible is there,
Just sit in your chair,
And read them to be in the know.

By Don Rothra

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Clean Living, Rules Of Conduct, Ten Commandments

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author avatar Don Rothra
I am a retired country music entertainer and published poet and song writer. I now specialize in writing limericks for publication.

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author avatar Songbird B
18th Mar 2012 (#)

How I enjoyed this Don! You have such a great way with verse and a wonderful poetic cadence too..A pleasure to read, and sage advice..

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author avatar David Reinstein,LCSW
18th Mar 2012 (#)

AN 18k version of the Golden Rule... to make karats makes the metal too soft ...

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author avatar Teila
18th Mar 2012 (#)

Awesome!!!!

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author avatar Delicia Powers
18th Mar 2012 (#)

Great poem and rules...:0)

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
18th Mar 2012 (#)

Hello Don Rothra,

Wonderful! The gist of the Bible rules in a short poem!

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
18th Mar 2012 (#)

Too much pain and misery in the world, we need not make more.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
18th Mar 2012 (#)

Simple, easy, home truths, Don. Our conscience, inner voice, is always our guide and our master; it hardly misleads us, make us stray from the right path. When we tell the truth, we do not have to remember what is told - siva

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author avatar Floris56
18th Mar 2012 (#)

You can't lose with these rules. Thanks. Don

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author avatar Denise O
18th Mar 2012 (#)

Straight forward, love it. Nice one. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Buzz
18th Mar 2012 (#)

Thanks for sharing your wisdom, Don.

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author avatar Lawrence Peter
18th Mar 2012 (#)

wonderful one there. thats how to live life

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author avatar NancyG in TN
18th Mar 2012 (#)

very good, Don!

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author avatar Peter B. Giblett
20th Mar 2012 (#)

Thank you.

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author avatar Teila
22nd Apr 2012 (#)

Revisiting!!! Great article.

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author avatar Don Rothra
23rd Apr 2012 (#)

Thank you Teila.

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