Monday, November 30, 2020


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“A truth that’s told with bad intent

beats all the lies you could invent.”

--William Blake.


I can’t abide

is lying.

I believe

that any lie

is a breach of trust.

It’s sad enough

when I’m lied to,

with the lie being

a monody,

but when

it’s told

to the entire nation

or the world,

it just becomes


Glenn Buttkus


Posted over at d'Verse Poet's Pub


brudberg said...

Lying like that is propaganda... and there are many believing his lies.
I long for only the normal untruths told by politicians...

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Ah these politicians know well how to twist the truth and spew lies for their own benefit. You rocked the prompt!❤️

Gillena Cox said...

Nice one Glen
Happy Monday


sarah said...

You can fool all of the people some of the time...

He's a grifter.

indybev said...

I don't know how you managed to0 capture the antithesis we all feel in 44 words, Glenn. I wholeheartedly agree!

Ron. Lavalette said...

Once you identify the Liar as liar, everything he/she says is mere palaver; ignorable. Nice work, Glenn.

JadeLi said...

He's the epitomy of human ugliness. His face on the nation is like an oozing sore on one's arm that's been there so long you're not surprised by its toxicity anymore and pray the antibiotics get rid of soon.

Kerfe said...

My father always said that lying was the worst sin...and Trump's are piled so high there will be no pit deep enough to hold him. The silence of his enablers are pretty much the same as lying in my book.

Colleen Chesebro said...

I couldn't agree with you more about lying! I've dispised this entire period of our history. Well done, my friend.

Truedessa said...

It does seem criminal that he still strives to cause chaos with his lies.

Ali said...

I hear you.

Ingrid said...

He should be thrown in jail for his lies. Well said!

Jane Dougherty said...

All politicians have a different notion of 'truth' to the one children are taught. It goes hand in hand with self-interest.

Kim M. Russell said...

I couldn’t agree more, Glenn. Surely all the lies he’s told as president amount to perjury, as he made a solemn oath to the Constitution which means he should go to prison. I hope all of his crooked deals and lies come back to bite him where it hurts.

Ken Gierke said...