Lies To Withstand

Journalistic integrity…
  give me a break

Your lies are on fire
  there’s hell at the gate

Journalistic integrity
  the wages of sin

All truth has been twisted
  your speech has worn thin

Journalistic integrity
  oxymoron disclosed

Two words now in conflict
  their corruption exposed

Journalistic integrity
  death by your own hand

All blame you relinquish
  —your lies to withstand

(Villanova Pennsylvania: June, 2016)
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Submitted by Kurt Philip Behm on August 26, 2018

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Kurt Philip Behm

Longtime writer with twelve books in publication. Three of them Poetry. : The Death Of The Playground : The Sword Of Ichiban : Searching For Crazy Horse : Darkening Sun : An Anthology Of Perception-Vol's 1 & 2 : After Midnight : Sammy And Bumpers : The Fall City Mandate : Revenge Along The War Trail : Death from The Sky more…

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