poetry

“… why the only way forward is the hell that is lies …”*

Let us be quite frank again:

no one deserves any reward for anything they ever

manage to do any more.

That is the way of brownie points at school, and we

all know that gold stars are lies worn by liars of a perfectly

criminal nature.

And that is what good people pretend that children do need:

to grow up well and happy we offer them the reality

that is telling the truth to the

little people they are, so they’ll grow up fully trusting

in the criteria they acquire which require

them to see the world through honestly peering eyes.

 

Except there’s no point because the bastards who run the

world have plenty of time

and money to make the world a place where grand lies

do win over truth.  And anyone who believes

in telling the truth will be beaten back foolishly by

the bastards who do this running

and jumping and somersaulting of morals quite casually,

quite wildly, quite inhumanely.

And that is the truth I need to communicate today:

when you want to get something

done in your life, do get it done by telling a lie.*

 


* Mind you, I’ve already broken the cardinal rule – maybe that’s committed the cardinal sin (and don’t think I haven’t already thought that this dumb game as it’s turning out was little more than a dumb demonstration to show me – goody two-shoes me, that is! – I was capable of committing all seven, all along …) – of telling the truth about how we need to tell lies.  I should really have said, if faithful to my new creed, that the most important thing – even in the face of the rank liardom which presents itself – was to continue striving to tell the truth …

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