ivor or ivor.e hogg

(7/4/1934 / Hebburn.Co Durham U.K)

Simple Honesty a rant


The world today is based on lies.
Only sound bites and image count,
you can’t believe your ears or eyes.
The truth is held of small account.

We’re urged to spend more than we earn
for things we do not really need.
The lesson which we all must learn
will in the end be hard indeed.

The bubble simply had to burst.
To lend without security
of all mistakes perhaps the worst.
Destroying credibility

encouraging dishonesty.
The banks must pay the price of greed
reverting back reluctantly
To methods which just might succeed

In staving off complete collapse
of a fragile economy.
Which was by greed allowed to lapse
into chaos financially.

Although I fear it’s much too late
and we must pay the penalty
The time has come to reinstate
The values of simple honesty.
28-Feb-08

Submitted: Saturday, March 01, 2008
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