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Politician aka Liar

Updated on May 6, 2012

Do you love your child?
Do you believe bullets are better than flowers?
Can you even speak the words?
What difference to a life of dishonest existence?

The avoidance of light
And knowledge of truth
Rather with denial
To bring darkness
To believe a lie
To send forth the lie
To pollinate the life others

Do you love your child?
Do you believe money is better than love?
Can you even speak the words?
What difference to the future that you squander?

To climb a tree
To tell a lie
Rather on the ground
Like a poor man
Who tells the truth
And who sleeps well
As you watch the gates
In fear of his awakening

Do you love your child?
Do you believe power is better than honesty?
Can you even speak the words?
What difference to those who believe in you?

To elevate yourself
Above all others
Rather with humility
To quietly give
To bow before truth
To walk away from gain
Stolen in the night
Because you had nothing else
But your own reflection

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      The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas

      I wonder if we know... I'm trying to know myself.

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      i remember the story Stranger in the Mirror...do we really know who's that person staring back at us?

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      The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Thank you HSchneider - I'm pretty cynical... sounds like we're on the same page about it all...

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      Howard Schneider 5 years ago from Parsippany, New Jersey

      Wonderful poem, Suburban Poet. Unfortunately very few of our political leaders live up to your words.