Honesty

April 1, 2008
By Nathanial Smith, Oakville, WA

Tell the truth but tell it slant
And use the utmost care,
For pure truth can be as harmful
As Medusa's stare.

Truth can be as water,
Clear, refreshing, pure;
Yet if it comes alone
Can it really cure?

Blind is he who hears no lies,
Ignorance is bliss;
Truth is greatest knowledge
Yet deadly as the kris.


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