poet Lawrence S. Pertillar

Lawrence S. Pertillar

Truth And Superior Ethics

'Tell us,
As best as you can recollect...
Did you or did you not,
Acknowledge your mistakes made.
When they 'then' were brought,
To your attention?
Like so many others,
Aware of their mistakes...
But chose to deceive instead? '

I object to your implication.
I have been told,
Lies to tell are just lies...
IF they happen to be uncovered.
And pretense of innocence,
At all cost...
Should be maintained.
Without a hint,
Of shown discomfort.

'I see.
And prior to that?
What are lies to tell,
Compared to facts?
Or in your case,
Deliberately making mistakes...
To purposely deceive,
With innocence to pretend it?
Your response? '

To know and not to know,
In a public display...
Of pure ignorance portrayed,
Is the greatest gift given...
Only God comprehends,
Its value to prioritize...
This blessing bestowed.

What a magnificent rebuttal.
I think your selection,
To head...
The Department of Truth,
And Superior Ethics...
Is a perfect fit.
I will recommend your approval,
If I must say,
Your appointment will be...
The best decision made,
In decades.
What a refreshing addition,
You will make to our ambitions.
And a return,
To our version of integrity.
Missed for too long.'

Topic(s) of this poem: life

Poem Submitted: Monday, February 13, 2017
Poem Edited: Tuesday, February 14, 2017

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