Brush your teeth and make your bed;

Open the curtains wide;

Let the sunshine warm your skin,

Present yourself with pride.


Study hard and study well,

You never know what you might need;

Listen to teachers; even though

Some seem to be made of steel?


Love, and smile at, everyone;

And make your presence glow;

To all around who witness it,

You must let your nature show.


  1. Well done Tanja ๐Ÿ™‚ I like your poem, it’s rhythmical and includes the rules we were asked to focus on. And sounds better than stream-of-consciousness-like prose ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Each culture seems to teach so many rules…many I think are constraints on being who you want to be or should be…but that is just a random thought of mine. I found the your poem thought provoking.

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