Every rule has its exception,
And so I feel perfectly free
To loosely interpret all rules
When applying them to me.
Whenever a rule seems too rigid,
Too stonily absolute,
I find it is essential
To strike directly at its root.
For instance, "Honor the Sabbath,"
Of Moses ten, the third.
But why should I honor Moses,
And why should I follow his word?
And then there are rules against anger,
Gluttony, lust and greed--
Nothing more than strictures
From someone's outmoded creed.
I find life to be more pleasant
When I keep my guilt level low,
So I ignore rules made by others
And invent my own as I go.