Virtue -vs- Dishonor

As Memorial Day approaches we leave you with the following to consider. Truthfulness, honesty,  and integrity are virtues worth fighting for and sustaining. If possible. In the Era of Trumpism to fight for these virtues is more critical than ever before. Winning will be difficult. Sustaining even harder. Thinks are not always as they seem to be.

*honesty

Thousands of thousands people
Among the thousands of rows
Waiting for the entry to the show
Of blitz, glamour and corruption.

The first rows are for the VIPs
The middle ones are for the sycophants
As I am neither of them
So my row is the last one.

Front line is for the hypocrites
Middle ones are for the touts
As I am neither of them
So my line is at the end.

I am feeling lonely
And my row is empty
Could you please for few minutes stand with me?
So that I can show you the real delight
Of life in the path of honesty..

Addul Wahab

Honesty Versus Loyalty

Loyalty is being honest to a person;
Honesty is being loyal to a cause.
Loyalty is being faithful
And honesty, being virtuous.
Kumbakarna was loyal;
Vibhishna was honest.
The world is run by loyalty
Rather than by honest.

Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar

Honesty Has A Difficult Time Being Respected

Liars always seem to have their supporters.
Praising them for past deeds and activities.
Although they proclaim themselves,
To have morals and integrity.
With high standards obtained and reached.
But there is something about a liar,
That can teach those who may be disappointed.
A liar in today’s society…
Has been lifted to realms of praise.
It is those who tell the truth and pursue decency,
That are despised and criticized for being arrogant.
And honesty has a difficult time being respected.

Lawrence S. Pertillar

Honesty Killed

Too many people keep their evil disguised.
And they do.
Too many people.
Too many today being evil.
Too many people keep their evil disguised.
And they do.
Too many people.
Too many today being evil.
Gone…
Is the innocence from children’s eyes.
Too many people.
Too many today taught them evil.
Gone…
Is the innocence from children’s eyes.

There is just too many people,
Keeping evil disguised.
And they do.
Too many people.
Too many people thinking evil.
Gone…
Is the innocence from children’s eyes.
Too many people.
Too many people taught them evil.
Gone…
Is an honesty killed by told lies.
Killed by the people.
An evil that defeats the people.
Killed…
To leave no truth recognized.

Killed.
Honesty killed by an evil,
Feeding defeat to the people.

It’s been killed.
Honesty killed by an evil,
Feeding defeat to the people.

Lawrence S. Pertillar

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Les Carpenter

Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) and Corrective Exercise Specialist working with those over 50 years of age. Currently work at Prime Fitness located in The Enfield Senior Center, Enfield CT. Semi retired and enjoying life in the semi fast lane with my lovely bride and super grandchildren!

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