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A Relativist's Credo

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Dom Mart
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0 posted 11-17-1999 08:28 AM       View Profile for Dom Mart   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Dom Mart's Home Page   View IP for Dom Mart


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.
© Copyright 1999 Dom Mart - All Rights Reserved
JOY 14
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1 posted 11-17-1999 03:07 PM       View Profile for JOY 14   Email JOY 14   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JOY 14's Home Page   View IP for JOY 14

Sometimes rules are nessacary. Although, I can understand that some can be rigid and un-fair. Good poem, though.
 
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