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What is right and what is wrong
So much gray and so many songs
Just because I can does it mean that I should?
If I appear pleasant then should I be rude?
There are many such questions to ponder in life
So many in fact that it causes us strife.
I wonder sometimes if what I know is right
Is somehow considered wrong in another’s sight.
My upbringing taught me to be gentle and kind
To help others when I see they are in a bind.
To be fair and just in all my various dealings
And to always be considerate of others’ feelings
To always do a day’s work for a day’s pay.
When the sun is shining you got to make hay.
But some other folks don’t see it the same
The rules are some different in life’s game
They are taught to lie and encouraged to steal
That dying is holy and it’s alright to kill.
Some worship cattle and won’t eat beef
Pierce their faces and wear sandals on their feet
I ain’t saying that they are wrong or right
And I ain’t saying that we should go and fight
What I am saying is it ain’t right for me
And I wish these folks would let me be
I think “do unto others” is a mighty good rule
And I stay away from folks that I think are a fool
Respect is earned by respecting others
And I just wish we could all be brothers.

Copyright © Tye Chisholm | Year Posted 2005


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Date: 5/4/2016 10:20:00 AM

this is a touching write Tye, I'm just here visiting your poem once again. If you ever return to post, I'd like to come back and read your newest. Happy Days **SKAT**
Date: 2/5/2016 12:01:00 AM

which ever it is I like it. LINDA
Date: 9/9/2015 1:36:00 PM

Tye, thank you for sharing. A pleasure to read... SKAT
Date: 1/31/2015 2:06:00 PM

When you live in the heart of the poetry ,you should share from your grace.
Date: 5/13/2014 10:45:00 AM

Thank you for sharing :) It touched my heart
Date: 9/15/2013 1:43:00 AM

cant say any more truth hurts but it true thank you
Date: 1/8/2013 7:51:00 AM