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National Poetry Day 2019 – Truth

Today is National Poetry Day and the theme for 2019 is Truth. So I’m sharing a poem which I wrote quite a few years ago but I feel it is still relevant.

The Epidemiology of Pathological Lying

Dedicated to Hygeia
Lying is a social disease
And every promise broken,
Every word not kept
Wears down your resistance.

Like a virus tearing through people
The infection spreads as one by one
They lose their heads and could
Care less if what they say
Is what they do,

Until cunning and deceitfulness
Are viewed as admirable traits
And promises and trust
Are worth no more than dust.

The only sure cure,
The only regimen to remedy
This insanitary state is
The Truth, plain and simple.