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Fair Play -- Something for Gods to Laugh About: A Rhyme With Food for Thought

Val enjoys writing his own style of what resembles poetry, just hoping to catch someone's heart on the same page.


A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.

-- Charles Spurgeon

If national interests were really all that clean

while requiring military or economic pressure

whole world would do it, you know what I mean

if not out of a need, but for sheer power pleasure.

So why don't we hear about such honest deals

practiced by every country across all the board

if not seeing through unfairness that it conceals

of enjoying the justice of having a bigger sword.

Isn't it fair to stay inside of our boarders

not sticking our nose into world's affairs

instead of giving around arrogant orders

replacing a peace dream with nightmares.

If we condemn all Hitlers, Napoleons, and alike

and boast about our benevolent and fair plays

why do we need something like military strike

if our fairness would insist on peaceful ways.

So, who are we kidding, or do we even care

as we have justice-of-stronger on our side

being the ones who define what is fair

entitled to take the world for a ride.

Isn't that something like the religious deal

"we preach and teach, but follow we do not"

in a god's name we love by rules of an ordeal

and it's not about fairness, but not being caught.

© 2022 Val Karas

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