A Poem by Earl Schumacker

The truth and nothing but the truth



I can not tell a lie

That would be a lie

That would be duplicitous

Duplicity is a lie

To be honest

Being honest is a lie

If you are a liar and so inclined

If a lie is a lie can it be the truth

Can it be something else

Like white or some other color

Is white a color or the absence of color

Is a pink lie any less dangerous

What if I told you I was a pink

Is that believable

Liars come in all shapes and sizes

They fit in the pocket next to the sin

Next to the elephant swimming

I have to be honest

I don't own a suit or pocket

That only makes sense

Doesn't it

© 2018 Earl Schumacker

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Added on June 3, 2018
Last Updated on June 3, 2018
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Earl Schumacker
Earl Schumacker

Atlantic City, NJ

B.A. Degree in Literature and Language. I enjoy writing short stories, poetry, novels and keeping up with new scientific discoveries. I enjoy philosophy and Art appreciation. more..