Everybody lies.

I lie; you lie.  He, she, or it lies.

We lie.  They lie.

I wonder why they lie?

That tells me which lie

to ignore and who

to believe.


There are good lies.

There are bad lies.

There are lies of omission.

There are lies to deceive.

There are lies to hide.


Everybody can be wrong.

I am wrong; you are wrong.  He, she, or it is wrong.

We are wrong.  They are wrong.

I wonder why they are wrong?

That tells me which wrongs

to leave and which wrongs

to pick up and try to clean up.


There are good wrongs.

There are bad wrongs.

There are wrongs of omission.

There wrongs to deceive.

There are wrongs to hide.


Everybody fights.

I fight; you fight.  He, she, or it fights.

We fight.  They fight.

I wonder why they fight?

That tells me which fights

to ignore and which

to fight.


There are good fights.

There are bad fights.

There are fights of omission.

There are fights to deceive.

There are fights to hide.

There are fights to fight.

About johnsmithiiimxiii

John Smith, IIMXIII is the avatar of an award winning poet, artist, etc. who still lives in the Palouse country of the Pacific NW. He has not received much notice with his prose . . . but as his avatar, I hope that he keeps plugging along.

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