Copyright by Flora Breen Robison
HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY:
They say that silence is golden
It is better to say nothing at all
Well, that is difficult to do face to face
When asked a direct question
People can read you answer in your face
In the tone of your voice
There is no point in omission
Omission is still lying
So do you lie to them to keep the peace?
Perhaps in the past this was the pattern
When divorce was unknown
But to keep the truth hidden
And to pretend that everything is okay
Eats at the soul
To pretend to love when you don’t
To pretend you like when you don’t
Honesty is the best policy.
Lying by omission is still lying.