Let me describe in a simple word design
how life can be lived between four pencil lines:
two of the lines are horizontally drawn,
the other two vertical, making a rectangular form.
The higher horizontal conveys joy and gladness,
whilst the lower symbolises sorrow and sadness.
So the closer to the top, makes a happier person,
but the deeper he sinks, the more low he becomes.
The vertical line that is on the left is propriety,
the rules that govern our own civilised society.
The other vertical (on the right hand side)
denotes what one's own principles and morals decide.
If one steps outside of the left line that I draw
it signifies that one has broken the authority of law.
One lets oneself down if one moves beyond sight
of the upright line that is situate on the right.
The left vertical line can slide either way
reliant on the rules of the regime of the day.
The vertical right can move inwards or outwards
depending on where one positions one's standards.
Thus, one can live a narrow life it would appear
by placing the upright lines exceptionally near,
or by setting them far from each other, you can
spend your entire lifetime being a decadent man
But the question that this rhyme really asks you is this;
by setting your posts wide, will you find happiness?