Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Eloquence of Hypocrisy

In a beguiling method of presentation
Sermons giving directives on
The manner in which one should live
Are given from a pulpit

Their convincing appeal of a moral standard
Resounds on listening ears with all elements of truth
The listener receives the message of a life lived
In model of the speaker will be a life lived correctly

Thus is the eloquence of hypocrisy
The public persona in contrast to the private actuality
The ethical life demanded from others
Is not lived behind closed doors

Before stepping in front of others to insist
The highest of moral code
There must be self examination of one’s own life
Clean up your own mess before asking other’s to clean up theirs

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