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On travels to Australia,
Someone brought me back a gift –
A brightly colored boomerang,
Which gave me quite a lift.

It got me thinking – wouldn’t life
Be better all around
If we were like a boomerang – 
Now, that’s a thought profound.

Imagine if what we sent out
Came back to us the same,
So if we got some nastiness,
We’d know just who to blame.

The people treating others well
Would reap rewards right back.
Perhaps there’d be an impact,
Keeping more of us on track.

A boomeranging golden rule
Is truly what we need,
Though such a thing, of course,
Could not be really guaranteed.

For boomerangs don’t always work – 
I haven’t tried mine yet – 
But with some practice, it’s a skill
I think we all could get.

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  1. Date: 3/24/2013 2:56:00 PM
    Karma, Boomerang, it's really quite the same. The answers lye within the rules of this earthly life long game. Keep practicing. :) Love the metaphor.

  1. Date: 3/24/2013 2:12:00 PM
    I love the idea. Yes, that would change everything pretty quick. Enjoyed, Ilene :)

  1. Date: 3/24/2013 1:59:00 PM
    Hi Ilene! You are correct! I own over 100the 'rangs from all over the world....the good ones do come back...i have found no magic quite like rang throwin' come to Minnesota &I I'll teach ya! Jimbo

  1. Date: 3/24/2013 10:40:00 AM
    there is sure a moral in what we give and what comes back,, love this ilene....

  1. Date: 3/24/2013 8:12:00 AM
    WOW! LOVED IT! What an amazing piece of advice you have weaved into this poem! Hugs!

  1. Date: 3/24/2013 4:34:00 AM
    You are a great poet!!And I think you can write on any subject in Rhyme form.Wonderful thoughts you have penned in this poem.

  1. Date: 3/23/2013 10:01:00 PM
    WOW You're a Poet AND we know it!

  1. Date: 3/23/2013 7:38:00 PM
    what a very awesome thought. So unique this is. Love it!! (and if a person was no good at throwing boomerangs and never got back the crap he threw out, hmmm, that would give rise to a whole new set of problems!)