THE FRIENDS OF THE GOLDEN RULE
But have you met his friends whose names are tricky to decipher?
Their names, Cletifi, Betifi, Haptifi, each strange but a useful motto—
May I just tell you how they help me do just what I ought to?
Cletifi helps me take pride in my home and all around it--
Each place I go I’ll always leave it CLEaner Than I Found It.
Betifi is a similar soul—he’s bent on this: “Improve it.”
So, when I go I’ll leave this world much BEtter Than I Found It.
Haptifi helps me regard each soul worth more than all around him,
So, when I meet then leave he’ll be much HAPpier Than I Found Him.
My friends, Cletifi, Betifi, Haptifi—for sure it would behoove us,
Along with dear old Golden Rule, to live them--they’ll improve us!
--Jay M. Richardson