Treasure Island

Stanley Collymore


Lyingly honest!


By Stanley Collymore

You’re a liar and a cheat! But interestingly enough
from the very onset of our relationship and
despite your full awareness and total
acceptance of how profoundly
opposed I am to such behaviour you’ve
never sought to hide your personal conduct
from me, or ever attempted to portray it
in ways that would either ameliorate
what you’re doing far less justify
why you’ve wilfully chosen
to act in such a manner.

And that’s rather strange and somewhat difficult
for me to comprehend; for liars and cheats are
by their own nature intuitively highly secretive
in the way that they usually go about their
normal business and if forced, however
temporarily so, to deviate from this
to operate in the public arena are
invariably quite mendacious
in their performances
to say the least.

So I thank you for your continuous openness with
me, and must confess that in marked contrast
to many of the so-called upright citizens
and alleged law-abiding individuals
that I know or hear about you’re
undoubtedly, I guess, one of
the most straightforward
and honest persons
that there is.

© Stanley V. Collymore
26 September 2013.

Submitted: Friday, September 27, 2013
Edited: Friday, September 27, 2013
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I would prefer someone flawed who's honest with me rather than a million who claim they aren't but are hypocritically dishonest to the core.

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