pretty stories

they can tell you pretty stories
recount their many lies
wave their hands before you
blow smoke into your eyes
but truth is not decided
by show of hands or vote
by pithy epigrams or
by who can give good quote
the truth it stands external
not subject to our games
eternal and unchanging
regardless of our aims

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  1. damommza

     /  April 29, 2014

    “by who can give good quote” is the best line you have ever written!! It reminds me of the obvious but it is so much more clever! Kudos on this!

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    • Thank you 😀 I almost hesitate to mention it, but it was probably influenced/inspired by the the lines:

      “They had style, they had grace
      Rita Hayworth gave good face”

      from the the Madonna & Shep Pettibone penned song “Vogue” 😀

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      • damommza

         /  April 29, 2014

        Oh, but good “quote”! That is simply sublime..

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        • Oh, I’m not disagreeing, merely pointing out I didn’t cut it from whole cloth, but adapted someone else’s design 😀

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