A POEM BY: BEN DUNK. SEPT 4, 2010

 

THE LIE

 

The lie glibly rolled off the tongue††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††

And flew out side into the open†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††

Where it connected quickly with some†††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††

Who embellished it worse there-upon††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

Then the fresh lie spun out of control††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

Passing from one to another free†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††

And reaching swiftly from pole to pole†††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††

Until maximum hyperbole†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††

 

It imprisoned some people falsely

Gave some very bad reputations

Made friends treat one another harshly

And confirmed unjust imputations

 

So do wretched evil blatant liars

Take fake talk secretly to their grave

Hide it in the thickest brambly briars

Leaving their worst curses on the brave

 

Judges accept lies and adjudicate

Rolling eyes against munificence

Contradict evidence authenticate

So juries convict the innocents

 

Politicians lie on the stumps

They dream up their superlative views

Conning the believer into jumps

And deliver pork under their shoes

 

Police sometimes do distort the facts

Cover up favours for a criminal

Change evidence by nefarious acts

And present cases subliminal

 

Spouses lie to cover up their tracks

Concealing their infidelities

When lying prone on their face and backs

Circumventing true identities

 

 

 

Pulp and airwave news reporters lie

When opportunism is there to try

Plagiarism is fain to embody

And the reader seldom knows the fie

 

The loose lie roamed around and then spread

And over many years developed

Generating circumstances dead

And causing truth to be enveloped

 

There are the poor-tragic receivers

Spending their dark days in maladies

Living lives of under achievers

Ashamed of their untrue parodies

 

They exist on memories miss-said

Created and applied to be cruel

Suffering from words unjustly read

The liarís victimization fuel

 

Falsehoods accumulate and then fester

Malfeasance stays in mind forever

Misrepresented facts they pester

Life and freedom suffer together

 

The whole truth is a wonderful thing

Research, interpret and verify

It outclasses every cruel sting

Let the world know and exemplify