The Prompt: Rules Are Meant To Be Broken

Thanks to Sara at Mum Turned Mom for another great prompt this week, we weren’t given a 100 word challenge so I used the opportunity to do a little poem for this ๐Ÿ™‚

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Rules are meant to be broken,
As long as no-one gets hurt.
Some are just too old-fashioned.
Some are downright absurd!

Thereโ€™s a side of the law thatโ€™s the right side.
But sometimes itโ€™s fun to go left,
Harmless, joyful, intrusions,
But please leave nobody bereft.

We argue against the rule-makers,
Governmentโ€™s easy to blame.
Tax avoidance is common,
Not illegal so thereโ€™s no shame.

Parking in disabled places,
Is worse than using their loos,
Before you do it, consider,
If youโ€™d want to walk in their shoes.

We all love a little rebellion,
Just donโ€™t take it too far.
Rules are meant to be broken,

Not for a ride in a cop car!

Prose for Thought
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20 comments:

  1. Not only do you take stunning photographs, you can also write fun poems too. I like your poem, it is lighthearted with a sprinkling of underlying seriousness – just enough to make a person think.

    1. You’re too kind Debbie! The poetry writing started again when I was too poorly to do a lot of photography; love them both now ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. I have to give credit where it is due and I think your love of both photography and writing poetry shows in your posts.

  2. Love the line about ‘ going left’! Yes some rules seem fair enough to break while others should definitely be abided by, especially those that protect people. Mind you, I do sometimes wonder about disabled parking spaces when there are ten free ones outside the supermarket and I’m walking from the other end of the car park with three kids in tow! I would never park in them though – I’d feel far too guilty! #prose4T

  3. I love the line ‘sometimes it’s fun to go left’ ๐Ÿ™‚ I agree that some rules are there for good reason while others are absurd! We need to use our own judgement on each, and consider the consequences. Thanks so much for linking this fab poem to #ThePrompt x

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