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The Truth

Rating: 5.0
Stand up and tell all, ‘The Truth’ shall set you free,
Is that a lesson for them for you or is it one for me?
So often we hear and are constantly being told,
Speak the truth shout out, stop being shy and be bold.

How can we discern the lies and whispers that abound?
From the news readers at night, and the crowds all around
There is one sure way to know which story is real,
It’s the tell tale sign of how the words make us feel.

The truth is something that once twisted and bent,
Can be detected by the nose, as an unpleasant scent.
We know deep inside what is right from wrong
When the truth’s no longer real the results tend to pong.

It’s not for us to right the world’s lies?
To detect all deceit as the rhetoric flies
We are not jury nor are we the judge
But we are responsible for the words we fudge.

Stop looking and listening and wondering who you can beat
Allow your soul to vet your stories you tell to compete
It’s not if you’re better or bigger or size of the tails you tell
The true test of truth comes each morning, by if you slept well

A clear mind, light heart and unflustered brain
Are the sign of exaggerations and untruths held in refrain.
If you only share the actual and real
There’s no telling the benefit to good health you’ll feel.

So when challenged in future to bend just a little
Remember the truth isn’t flexible it’s really quite brittle
To break trust with falsehoods right from the start
Will tarnish your image and cloud over your heart.

Speak up and be true for the facts are to real
Forget what others think but see how you feel
Tall stories are fleeting and exaggerations fade fast
people remember and your integrity that my friend will last

Stephen Hayles
Stephen Hayles
Tuesday, October 26, 2010

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