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Honesty



If sometimes you tell the truth
And sometimes flat-out lie,
How am I supposed to know
On which one to rely?

Read or listen to the news
And government report;
Misinformation's rampant:
Intention to distort.

In relationships of trust
And deep intimacy,
Everything is diluted
When veiled in secrecy.

Who can you trust completely
With all that you possess;
To keep confidence and goods
No need to second-guess?

Once you said "my word is bond"
There was integrity;
Now the facts seem optional,
Where is the honesty?
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Submitted on February 05, 2010

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