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To Lie and Cheat and Steal

Updated on October 23, 2010

To Lie and Cheat and Steal

Children, here’s a lesson

That you may not have known

Some things you do when you are small

You may still do when you’re grown

To lie and cheat and steal

Is never any good

You may think that you’re oh so smart

But you’re the joke of the neighborhood

Early Sunday moments

When you should be in church

You stay home and plot your deeds

To leave your friends all in a lurch

Some people, even though they’re smart

Mean – evil things they do

I promise, If you keep it up

It will catch up with you!

If you try to cheat a neighbor

If you lie to your new friend

No one will ever like you

You’ll be the loser in the end

Kids, please learn this lesson

So the neighborhood won’t say

“The Liar – Cheaters gone now …

Cause it’s EVICTION day!”

If you ever have to move away

And make a brand new start

Be NICE to your new neighbors

Show them you have a heart

You can have a second chance

You’ll have a clear clean slate

So get you act together

Before it is too late!

If you see yourself here

Learn this lesson well

At the Pearly Gates there’s Heaven

But keep doing bad … there’s … Hell!


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    • Moneylady profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Texas

      Hi Ken ... THANKS ... Your town sounds wonderful!

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      Kenneth Avery 

      7 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hey, Moneylady . . .beautiful! Loved this hub the moment I read the first line! I appreciate your talent. Voted Up and all the buttons. You are a God-gifted talent. I am now a fan and follower. Sincerely, Kenneth Avery, from a rural town in northwest Alabama, Hamilton, that reminds you of Mayberry, where Andy and Barney worked.

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      jami l. pereira 

      7 years ago

      I agree with Nighthag , this is a wonderful knowledgeable write ! well constructed and well written , thanks for the read:)

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      K.A.E Grove 

      7 years ago from Australia

      A wonderful poem filled with the morals we all struggle to teach our children. nicely done

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      7 years ago

      nice lines voted up thanks for sharing...

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      8 years ago

      Love the way you have directed this to the many children who may not have had this advice. Great advice for the adults who have not heeded this advice as well.

      In the end there is a day when we will all stand before God and answer for our actions, God will not stand for these actions, they will be paid for in full, especially for those who claim to know HIm.

      Blessings and Hugs

    • richtwf profile image


      8 years ago

      Delightfully written poem with a very important message to share to children and all. Cheers for sharing this with us.


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