My rules for marriage


Chicken dumpling soup

The late (and very mysterious) American poet, playwright and children’s book author Shel Silverstein wrote My Rules in 1974 and it remains a classic today.

What do you think? What are your make-or-break marriage rules?

My Rules

– By Shel Silverstein
If you want to marry me, here’s what you’ll have to do:
You must learn how to make a perfect chicken-dumpling stew.
And you must sew my holey socks,
And soothe my troubled mind,
And develop the knack for scratching my back,
And keep my shoes spotlessly shined.
And while I rest you must rake up the leaves,
And when it is hailing and snowing
You must shovel the walk… and be still when I talk,
And — hey — where are you going?

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