Once I had to tell a lie,
Of course, out of forced circumstances,
But it did not stop there,
It followed me wherever I went.
Lie was followed by its companions,
A long chain of lies,
It saved me from a punishment,
But kept hurting my honest heart.
Guilty feelings accompanied it,
Beyond limit it troubled me,
My sleep, my books all desterted me,
Left me thinking, Oh! You are a liar.
It made me confess shamefacedly,
Brought along punishments,
Only a few, what worth they,
When compared to the extensive disturbance.
Lie lies concealed,
The truth stands still,
All troubled feelings gone,
Happiness regained once more.
Honesty is the best policy,
The wise saying did teach me,
Though only through experience,
What its meaning did really mean.