What Mother said carried no weight—
Dad said the same? Then it was great!
What Dad pronounced we’d all reject—
Then Mother said it? Yay! Correct!
It’s funny, no? But true, of course—
Belief depends more on the source
Than on the facts and evidence—
If only trust were based on sense—
In my own heart and in my head
I’d just accept what Mother said—
Except, of course, when in the frame
Of asking if Dad said the same—