THE SUBTLE DIFFERENCE

When it comes to honesty and integrity 

there is a simple reason why

we need to understand the subtle difference 

between telling a truth…and telling a lie.

 

When we tell the truth to someone

as we look them in the eye

we know we’re telling them the truth

even if they believe it to be a lie.

 

And when we tell a lie to someone

as we look them in the eye

even if they believe it to be the truth

we know it is a lie.

 

 

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I like the way you flip the

I like the way you flip the rhyme scheme (2nd and 4th lines) in the 2nd and 3rd stanzas.  This adds an acrobatic movement among the poem's words, and emphasizes its point.


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