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Ulterior Motives

Believe what people do,
not what people say.
Ulterior motives come in vast array.
Flatter the pastry chef,
get another cake.
Ulterior motives are hidden by the fake.
Assure the purchaser,
make another sale.
Ulterior motives are hidden in detail.
Hoodwink the devotee,
count another fan.
Ulterior motives are hidden by the plan.
Promise the paramour,
have another fling.
Ulterior motives are hidden on-the-string.
Believe what people do
for pleasure and gain.
Ulterior motives are in the campaign.

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