I Have 7 Trusty Friends They Make Me Think Clearly - Learning

This is an adaption from poem, I Keep Six Honest... a Poem by Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling

I Have 7 Trusty Friends They Make Me Think Clearly.
- By Andy Lee Graham

I have 7 trusty friends;

Who, when, where, why, how, and how much money?


I want to be understand, I want to understood,

Therefore, I use my 7 trusty friends.


When the world shoves me around, pushes me down.

I stop, take a pause, and remember to seek advice.


From my 7 trusty friends.

I then go slow, listen before I talk, and everything turns out nice.

- Andy Lee Graham


I Keep Six Honest... - Poem by Rudyard Kipling

I keep six honest serving-men
(They taught me all I knew);
Their names are What and Why and When
And How and Where and Who.
I send them over land and sea,
I send them east and west;
But after they have worked for me,
I give them all a rest.

I let them rest from nine till five,
For I am busy then,
As well as breakfast, lunch, and tea,
For they are hungry men.
But different folk have different views;
I know a person small-
She keeps ten million serving-men,
Who get no rest at all!

She sends'em abroad on her own affairs,
From the second she opens her eyes-
One million Hows, two million Wheres,
And seven million Whys!

Rudyard Kipling

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