A falseness or a carelessness of speech, repeated oft,
though harmless in itself must balk the mind's great quest
to reconcile all of its imaginings,
to suffer not the thought one thing is so,
when other thought well showeth it is not.
Or else, if one is bold enough to recognize a war twixt two long-held beliefs,
but lacketh the understanding or the will to forfeit the weaker,
then falls the stronger, and so a wrongness spreads within the mind as a contagion.
Thus falsehood doth make madmen of us all, those who are not cowardly enough
to rip their tapestry at the fault, and suffer two unmatched halves,
rather than permit one o'er-treasured nonsense to warp the whole.