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What would happen
If manners were things
to be held on to,
or lost?
"Where are my manners?
I must have lost them back on the road"
"Whoa! Watch out!
We almost trampled
On someone's manners"
"Mommy! Mommy!
I found some manners!
They followed me home!
May I keep them?"
Yes dear, of course.
But take good care of them
And keep them close.
Remember that these
Manners you found
Used to belong to someone else!

29 October 2000

by Bill Cattey and his friend V.