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Terry Dawson

Rookie - 104 Points (1955 / Harare, Zimbabwe.)

Double Standards


When wrong is done
We must condemn,
Prevaricate must none.
When innocents are slain
By truth we honour them.

Now we see unfurled,
In clear and hideous light
A double-speaking World -
Some wrongs condemned
Others deemed alright.  

Late the Double-standard learns
As innocent blood runs deep -
Always the great wheel turns;
The violator strikes close to home,
For as we sow, we reap.






















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Submitted: Monday, July 28, 2014
Edited: Friday, October 31, 2014

Topic(s): truth


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Poet's Notes about The Poem

In the 1970's two civil airlines were shot down by heat-seeking missiles fired by anti-government guerrillas in the then Rhodesia. The free world found it expedient to ignore these outrages. Recently they have been quite rightly outraged by the downing of yet another civil aeroplane with great loss of innocent lives. But their double standard still angers those who remember.

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  • Veteran Poet - 2,578 Points Achill Lad (9/30/2014 5:11:00 PM)

    There are plenty more examples of double standards, it's become almost a daily occurence. Congratulations for bringing this particular incident back to mind. Nicely written. (Report) Reply

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