Stanley Cooper

Rookie - 20 Points (August 4th,1926 / New York City)

Stretching The Truth - Poem by Stanley Cooper

Why do people stretch the truth
When lying would suffice
It doesn’t require a Scotland Yard sleuth
To know, a lie is more precise

When lies are too far fetched
With no perceived credibility
Like a rubber band over stretched
There’s no believable pliability

If the aim is pure deception
A straight lie should suffice
Stretching truth deserves rejection
Lying, though regrettable, sneaky’s more less nice

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 24, 2010

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