Monday, March 21, 2011


has asked us to write about lies and deception.


New South Wales goes to the polls
In another day or two.
And, once again we're pondering
On the false and on the true.
Both sides accuse the other
Of lies, deception and such,
And we, the poor old voters,
Are not assisted much.
I keep hoping for a candidate
Who praises 'the other side',
And doesn't keep parroting the cry
"They lied! They lied! They lied!"
Why not give credit where it's due,
Or copy a policy?
A blanket smear (if there is such a thing!)
Seems devious to me.
Not all politicians are villains;
They start out meaning well,
And then that wretched expediency
Sets them on the road to hell!
They're merely muddling-along, my friends,
Exactly as we are;
If I found one who admitted it,
I'd hitch myself to his star!


Three aspiring detectives had to take a special test;
Only one of them would win by proving that he was best.
A profile like the one above was shown to Student A.
And he was questioned on it in a searching kind of way.
'How would you describe this man?' The Examiner first said;
'Can you tell that he's a criminal by looking at his head?'
'Of course I can!' said Student A.' His nature is quite clear!
I can see that he's a criminal! He's only got one ear!'
He failed, of course, so Student B. was put in the selfsame spot,
And asked the question.....was the man a criminal or not.
'He's a criminal undoubtedly! And I know the reason why!
Look! You can see it for yourself! He's only got one eye!'
So Student B. was failed of course; he left quite hurriedly,
And then The Examiner turned to speak to the Student known as C.
'Tell me about this man' he said and Student C. replied
'That this man is a criminal just cannot be denied!
He's wearing contact lenses and that's most incriminating.'
The Examiner was impressed by this and, after hesitating,
He said 'And how do you know that?' The reply? ' It's very clear!
How could he wear spectacles with one eye and one ear!'


Lyn said...

Politics, what can we expect..the sellout for that drug..power! Many do start with clean intentions, but then the game pops up..wish it was otherwise!

Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...

every politician wears a mask.

smart take.
Happy Monday.

Anonymous said...

and i thought this happens only in my country haha! nice write! here's mine..

Anonymous said...

Politics and deception: synonyms, no?

Judy Roney said...

This is great! I guess this is universal in politics.

The Reason You Come said...

I think one of the requirements to become a politician is the skill of deception. I'm from a country that's known as one of the most corrupt in the world; I've lost faith in the system because of this fact. I think that even those who started out with the best intentions end up being liars and cheats.

Love your rhymes! I especially like the second poem, fun to read and funny!

Dragon Katet said...

Ah, I loved the commentary on politics! So true! The poem on Deduction had me grinning from ear to ear! :) Very well done!

Anonymous said...

Brenda, I chose your poem as poem of the week. Check it out. Hope it's okay for you and that it drives some traffic to your blog.

T F Carthick said...

Nice one. Interesting to see politicians play dirty in Australia too.

Kathe W. said...

Congratulations on having your Expediency poem chosen for Poem of the Week!!! Bravo bravo- I so enjoy reading all of your posts/poems and glad to see lots of others do too! Cheers !