Timeless Classics

*****

Untruth is a reflex —
I allow, I understand
Why you’ve let the tendency
Get so out of hand

To lie to someone who has never
Given you the slightest grief
About the actions of your life —
I live in the firm belief

That each of us about ourselves
Individually know
Which path it is unique upon
Our seeking feet are meant to go

If you have other interests
If you don’t feel like stopping by
If you find you reluctant are
Somewhere to go — no need to lie

Inventing other errands
Or schedule inconvenient —
I never have judgmental been
Habitually lenient

When it comes, especially,
To the comfort of a friend —
Why would you feel, speaking to me
The truth you must amend?

*****

Among us, poets are not paid. The poet/editor of this website, being physically disabled, lives at a fraction of her…

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