Six times in each ten minutes' talk The average person lies Six times a future action Its present word bellies Six times there is a loss of faith In someone else's eyes It's gotten so we feel free to A teller of the truth despise Though we forgotten surely have Two hundred years ago A straight look from your brother Told you all you need to know Among the pioneers 'twere wise Honestly to go Or else they didn't hesitate To find and lay you low A hundred years before that time This selfsame river by The people thought you had to have Two tongues to tell a lie Wars were won and wars were lost But not one person had to die A warrior's defeat came from The touch of but a coup stick by The warrior who touched him Went back home with other youth And honestly gave count of those Who'd felt his gentle tooth And so also the stricken man Uninjured he, forsooth Likewise made his own way home There too to tell the truth Our present sad neglect Of any true accuracy By no means native to the state Of human being be We exercise our lying tongues Inappropriately The consequences of neglect Are everywhere to see The young don't trust the old Who certainly don't trust them back Of trust in government exists A most ludicrous lack Wives don't trust their husbands Who don't really have their back -- It's clear that in this modern day Something is gravely 'out of whack'
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Winter is coming and so is the Winter Friend’s campaign only this time with shiny new owl badges and we want you to join us. It’s a bit like being in the RNLI, although it doesn’t involve boats and getting wet, and becoming a winter friend could help save someone’s life. 490 more words
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