Foundation Rule 1, Written as New Poetry, with Chat GPT.
All Inspiration, Prompts and Sane QC by Me, Human Ralph Losey.
In the halls of justice, a tapestry unfolds,
A realm where Rule 1 stands, a tale of wisdom told,
A foundation, a guide, for rules of civil grace,
A prime directive, firm and true, in every single case.
“Scope and Purpose,” a clarion call, resounds throughout the land,
A compass for the court and parties, guiding every hand,
For every action, every proceeding, a constant, steady light,
Rule 1, the keeper of the flame, the guardian of the night.
Construed, administered, employed, a sacred trinity,
By court and parties, side by side, in perfect unity,
A just, a speedy, and inexpensive path to seek,
The determination of each case, where truth and reason speak.
In twenty-fifteen, a change was made, the message to refine,
To emphasize the role of parties, each word a sacred line,
A shared responsibility, a dance of law and fate,
Upon the stage of litigation, the truth to liberate.
The Committee Note, a guiding voice, a testament of time,
A call for cooperation, harmony, and rhyme,
To discourage over-use, misuse, and tools of delay,
A plea for proportional use, the just and righteous way.
For every lawyer, every party, a mission to achieve,
A balance of advocacy, in the justice they believe,
To employ the rules with honor, a cooperative embrace,
In the spirit of Rule 1, a journey to retrace.
No new source of sanctions, this amendment makes it clear,
Nor an abridgment of the rules, no cause for doubt or fear,
A simple call to unity, a partnership profound,
To secure the just, the speedy, and the inexpensive, all around.
Oh, Rule 1, your essence, your purpose, and your scope,
A guiding star, a beacon bright, a lantern of great hope,
Through you, the courts and parties march, as one, with purpose grand,
To secure the just, the speedy, and the inexpensive, hand in hand.