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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Russell's Rules

I found this little story. It may be something you've seen as well.
"Russell J. Larsen had the 'Five Rules for Men to Follow for a Happy Life' inscribed on his tombstone in Logan, Utah." I thought this looked like fodder for a poem. So, fodder in-fodder out:

Russell’s Rules

Russell was a cowboy
and like all cowboys should
he lived his life by simple rules;
easily understood.
He had 5 rules for happiness
which seemed to serve him well.
He left them on his tombstone
in hopes that they would tell
other men the secret
to this Utah cowboy’s bliss.
So, when it comes to peace at home,
his guidelines tell us this:
A man should have a woman
who will cook his meals and clean
A man should have a woman
who won’t lie and treat him mean
A man should have a woman
who is funny. Keep in mind
he should also have a woman
who is loving, sweet and kind.
And what is most important,
he tells his cowboy brothers;
None of these four women
should know about the others.

Jeff Hildebrandt © Jan. 22, 2013

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