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I’m told to be polite to my teacher.
And of course, to my principal, as well.
If I’m smart I’ll be polite to the policeman,
Or he just might put me in jail.

I ought to be polite to the doctor,
Cuz she’s gonna cure my flu.
And I better be polite to the lawyer,
In case I ever get sued.

The rule, I’m told, is to be polite
To all the grownups I see.
But my own rule is I’ll be as polite
As the grownups are to me.

From Poem Man


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  1. Kurt,
    i like this very much
    My best to you

    1. Hey, John. I’m so glad you like it. It’s pretty near and dear to me.

  2. like it? LOVE it! Grab it for my blog???? If you agree then you’ll see me smiling all day long (erm…, thought about rhyming blog with giving you a big fat snog… erm, maybe only a hug…? Whatever. Great poem. Would love to feature it on my education blog)



    1. You always make me smile. And very appreciative of your kindness. Yes, joanbarbarasimon, it would be great if you would share it with your blog friends.
      Thanks, friend…and remember, there are 24 hours in a day…that’s a long time to smile, even for so who is obviously so practiced at it as you. 🙂

    1. Thank you for saying so, irenedesign2011. I’m glad you like it. It’s a special one to me.

  3. Lovely poem, and very good advice for children.

    1. And maybe adults, too 🙂 Thank you for letting me know you like the poem, Jean, That means a lot to me.

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