The world revolves around secrets and lies!
Crafted stories underscore this theme.
Initiates feast with innocent eyes
and drink from the cup of this sly scene.
With pure intentions, naive novices try,
the “Power of One” their motto’d phrase,
and soon discover this unpleasant surprise:
Absolute power corrupts in absolute ways.
They look to those who are older and wise,
confounding the essential part they play.
But eventually this passion for truth dies,
and dissolves in the deceitful buffet.
Children taught not to lie in tender youth
yet, when older, slowly open the crafty door.
Discomfort follows in the wake of truth
to reveal, “unpeel” the secret rotten core.
Failure to deviate now seems uncouth;
as we forget when we valued what was pure.
We sell our integrity at the character booth
and victimize new initiates once more.
This evil circle renews on the new crop of youth
as we collectively seek to “even the score”……
Secrets and lies are an unending circle taught to the young and encouraged by the world. While it is rather “heavy”, I hope it strikes a chord in you.
And no matter where you work, even in the best of places, there are times when the truth is not encouraged or wanted. “Political correctness” is the sly lie that slides off the tongue of those who want and need to suppress the truth.
On a more universal scale, it is time for the light of truth to expose the shadows, and in so doing, bring to light the desperate sin that is running rampant. Shining the light in the darkness will do nothing but intensify evil unless repentance is part of the solution.