She based her life upon the golden rule
Believing that its truth was justified,
And found in everything that when applied,
It was, indeed, a most effective tool;
For instance: when her marks were poor at school,
She hid them from her folks and boldly lied
(For after all, to give them joy and pride
Was kinder than to prove herself a fool).
When boyfriends came along, she'd dump them first
(If they were in her shoes, they'd do the same)
And viewed their tears with curiosity;
In later years, when she had done her worst,
She died alone, upon her lips the claim
Of righteousness of reciprocity.
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