A Lame Beggar

I am unable, yonder beggar cries,
To stand, or move; if he say true, he lies.

by John Donne

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I'm unable to lie, yonder batman cries. If he say true he stands, sits or flies.
This is such a great epigram with a humor inside....Yes the beggar is lame indeed he cant stand or move so he lies(maybe on the bed made of recycled papers and wood or maybe he lies on the floor) ...Truth and lies here are being used not as antonyms but as a pun to surprise and amuse the readers.
As true today as ever.
Brevity in the most profound write in amazing and, thus, it is a well deserved classic poem of the Day.
Just two lines portray a picture, that's why it's a poem.
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