Rules by Don Matthews

An orange sign that says in white letters Please Stay On The Path
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(True story – I was a university student.  My father a preacher.)

I went to university

Questioned all the rules

Wondered why some followed them

Looking like such fools

Follow rules by all means

Those which do make sense

Don’t follow blindly all the sheep

Cos many just plain dense

Question question question

I was taught to ask

You must believe the Bible son

To question’s not your task


Don is an Australian writer who focuses on humour.  He runs the ‘Flippant, Comic, and Serious’ website.

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. Terveen Gill says:

    Don’s words and the important ‘question’ behind them is a decision we all have faced. At times, following chalked out paths and acknowledging redundant ideologies isn’t the best way to learn and progress.
    Questions have their own inherent charm. They lead us to answers we never knew existed.
    Congratulations Don!


  2. brittabenson says:

    ‘Don’t follow blindly all the sheep / Cos many just plain dense’, love this line! I enjoy your writing very much, Don.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. elcieloyelinfierno says:

    Well the story; of course!! You cannot be part of the herd, always following the rules. The one who transgresses is the genius who produces a new paradigm. Leaving the comfort zone pays off. A cordial greeting.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I’m waiting for my out-of-comfort-zoneness to pay off. The herd seem to like staying together, Baa….


  4. jonicaggiano says:

    Sounds like you had the right idea, to me my friend. Very cleaver and so true. Have an amazing weekend. Joni

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Being different to the ‘norm’ does have it’s moments……

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