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Thou Shalt Not Talk

Thou Shalt Not Talk

By Elton Camp

Religion, for purity, is a powerful force
On its adherents, rules it should enforce

Tiny Patna village in India has shown the way
Cell phone use by women is banned, they say

For any violators, a fine they will levy 
If a single woman, it’s five time as heavy

This is what the village elders decreed
The very thing weak-willed females need

The reason village elders were choking
Some of their females were eloping

The action wasn’t take with undue haste
They saw the social atmosphere debased

An enlightened idea like this is just great
One that other countries should emulate

Democrats and Republicans should agree
So this law, in the USA, also comes to be

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  1. Date: 1/25/2013 4:50:00 PM
    Purity comes straight from the heart, and that can't be taken from anyone, love Elizabeth

  1. Date: 12/23/2012 11:19:00 AM
    A quick visit to your very good poem, Elton. - Wishing you a peaceful and happy Christmas! - / / I'm sending you a big Christmas hug!! Anne-Lise :) - / /