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When Truth Mattered Empty When Truth Mattered

Post  mikeschultz on Mon Feb 11 2013, 03:08

When we first learned to lie and bend
The truth to suit our needs,
Hoping against hope we transcend
A nature that deceives

Us with delusions of the mind,
We smiled and cursed the world,
Telling ourselves, “We are just fine.”
Whirling dervishes twirled

About and chaos reigned supreme
On the earth. Few gave voice
To the man who once had a dream.
No riches or Rolls Royce

Could buy him, and so he was shot.
With various accounts
Of another civil rights blot,
How can we not renounce

The part we play in our hatreds?
Being more tolerant,
We quash political hot beds,
Act less belligerent,

And not lie to one another.
Unkind and ill-mannered,
We turned as beasts on each other,
When truth is what mattered.


Michael Schultz © February 11, 2013 (0330)
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