Just An Observer

Everyone knows the truth is painful.
And a lie can fly from tongue to ear,
Quicker than the speed of light.
And...
Delight the receiver!
Promise a child 'anything' to quiet at night.
Lips will zip and eyes will close tight!
Try it, the results are remarkable.

I am not the one to say preachers do this,
From pulpits!
Nor do I quote politicians,
Without hiding crossed fingers.
I am just an observer,
Who has experienced what hurts!
With attempts to distance from it,
Not as quickly as I sometimes wished.

by Lawrence S. Pertillar

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