“TRUTH?” a poem July 16, 2019 (Tuesday)
“If I-am to trust you, I-WANT ABSOLUTE-TRUTH,
‘The-Truth, yes, The-Whole-Truth!’ ” said-John-W.-Booth!!
“I NEED-always-to-know, I-can de-pend-upon-you,
So THE TRUTH, yes, The WHOLE Truth -I’ll-expect-YOU TO-DO!”
“OK!” [from-Honest-Abe!] “But-WAIT! Are-you-sure?
For, sometimes – THE TRUTH! it-may-be a-blur!”
“Well, the truth-is:-I-DON’T-TRUST-YOU!” so-John shot-Him-one-night,
But he REALLY-JUST-DIDN’T-TRUST-HIMSELF! It’s hard, without-light!
“Tell-THE-TRUTH,” said my-Lady;
“And-I-don’-want – no MAY-BEE,
Because, my-Honey-Man, I-KNOW-you-can-do-i[ee]t,
Plus, If-you-don’t, I-will-throw-me-a-fi(ee)t!”
“ALWAYS – The TRUTH!?” (Whatever THAT is!)
Always-tellin’-The-Truth? “Well – (you-KNOW!) That’s HIS,
Responsibility!” YES! All-The-Ladies-a-GREED!
“TRUTH? TRUTH! So, as-to-NOT-impede,
THE PROGRESS, Some – progress – that-The-TRUTH-will-provide!”
THIS IS WHERE A L L THE MEN – NEED TO RUN-AWAY AND HIDE,
When they hear: “We want A-PROMISE – of TRUTH – all the time!!”
“It-t’ain’t-possible!” say-eth The Lord – Of -The-“Realistic-Rhyme!”
Postnote! In fact, TOTAL TRUTH – has-always-been a myth* and-a-fable,
NO ONE HAS SUCH FACILITY! It’s TRUE! No one’s able!
Beside[s]! (This is TRUE!) IF YOU NEVER LIE – SOME OF THE TIME,
YOUR NOSE SHRIVELS UP – TO THE SIZE OF A DIME!
And-oft’ to save lives, feelings [from getting hurt] & just plain To-Save-Your-Marriage,
You GOTTA LIE! Who-HANDLES THE TRUTH? Let’s ride in my carriage,
And-realize: If total TRUTH was The Standard, NO ONE WOULD BE MARRIED!
And ALL MEN – would-be-nervous-wrecks, ’cause-they’d-be-so-awf’lly-harried!
So, GOD, in Her Wisdom, devised “The White Lie,”
So, come-on-now, Sports’ Fans, get out there and: FIB! (I mean: cry! or die! or LIE!**)
** – or is that LAY? lay or lie gently, next to HER – and stroke HER hair – or something!
Tell-her you love her! You DO, you know! Your life would be a shambles without her! It would be, you know! Just a shambles! Be a man! Eat a sandwich! Curse a little! Kiss a dog! Pet a cat; go-on, stroke that pussy! Send President Trump “a tweet!” OK?