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Honesty Or Dishonesty?

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Dishonesty, especially theft, causes distress
for the victim, not to mention lasting resentment.
The victim knows that their trust was misplaced,
that they misread the character of a stranger.
Dishonesty means self centredness and stealth;
the thief has neither a good conscience nor true wealth.

Honesty is the greatest virtue, as dishonesty is the worst vice.
The honest person will go the extra mile, hand in any valuables
which they find in a public place because it is morally right,

not for any reward or recognition. Not for publicity.
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Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Topic(s) of this poem: life,virtue
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
My experience of honesty happened just this week. I was under real stress until the shopkeeper rang. "am I my brother's keeper? ' is a quote from Genesis. "To go the extra mile' is in the New Testament.
I think that we need the Ten Commandments as a moral code to live by.
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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Darwin Henry Beuning 21 September 2020

Michael, Very true! !

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Michael Walker 20 September 2020

Thanks Rajnish. I think that is the way the world works (karma) . Micyhael.

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Rajnish Manga 16 September 2020

Thanks for this thoughtful analysis, interesting episode and insight. Somebody once told me: Do the best to the world and the best will come back to you.

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L Milton Hankins 16 September 2020

I like this little poem. It is succinct and to the point. It makes a good point that deception and dishonesty is putting one's self before others. The two incidental rhymes are nice.

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