Poem: Ethics

platoaristotleI read a book of Ar … istotle,
When life for me was still brand new.
I thought I should achieve … perfection,
When all my studying was through.
Much older now, I still (ah!) engage in,
The acts I know I should eschew.
I know I’m really not … supposed to,
But every now and then I do.

Woo Hoo, Yes I do,
Every now and then I do.
Boo Hoo, Sad but true,
Every now and then I do.

I had a little fen … der bender.
They sent a check for what was due.
Mistakenly, they sent … another.
I had my bankers put it through!
I never meant to keep (ah!) the money,
Or interest that should thus accrue.
I knew that I was not … supposed to,
But every now and then I do.


A customer who comes … to visit,
Pays with a twenty he’s through.
But as you put it in … the strongbox,
You see he’s give not one but two!
You wonder should you tell (ah!) your partner,
She’ll ask to share the revenue.
You know you’re really not … supposed to,
But every now and then you do.


You stop to buy a cup … of coffee,
You think you’ll have a doughnut, too.
You see a tall brunette … in high heels.
She takes a second look at you.
You know you’ve got a wife (ah!) and family,
You know you’d promised to be true.
You know you’re really not … supposed to,
But every now and then you do.


I hope you’ve found illu … minating,
This casuistry for your review.
But if you are anti … cipating,
The answers then take this in lieu.
At times our pride can o (ah!) vertake us,
We speak as if we think we knew!
You know we’re really not … supposed to,
But every now and then we do.


About Louis William Rose

“I am an advocate for Liberty. What I do for Liberty I do not do for profit or fame. I seek no office other than the office of parliamentarian, and no reward other than for myself and my fellow men and women to live in a free country.” Louis William Rose is a lifelong student of parliamentary procedure and political process. He has served as parliamentarian for various organizations. A political philosopher, poet, singer, and writer, his articles have been published on-line and in pro-liberty papers in Florida, Kentucky, Georgia, and Montana. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of North Florida, graduating summa cum laude in 2004, with an additional two years of graduate work in political philosophy. Mr. Rose is an outspoken supporter of the basic rights of man, especially freedom of speech, association, religion, individual rights to personal defense and property, and of republican, constitutional forms of government. He is married to the lovely Jamy Sue Rose, an award winning nature photographer and a Florida Master Naturalist and guide. He has two sons, Edward, a hydroponic farmer in the panhandle of Florida, and Alexander, a successful real estate developer.
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