The art of self deception..
I have shown greater loyalty to my enemies,
disloyalty to my greatest friends.
I have spoken truth to the hearer,
clothed in compromise.
I have stood for fairness
prayed for rightness of wages for the working poor while bowing
to the rich mans gods of plated gold, clutching my pockets.
I have believed and disbelieved equally
while speaking faith.
I have done good and said, “I’m not doing this for a pat on the back, i just want to encourage kindness.”
yet deep down desiring praises.
I have spoken against the arrogant
while turning my head to beggar of mercy.
I have yelled for justice
while handing out injustices to the innocent.
I have spoken against the sinner
while sinning against my neighbor.
I have seen the truth of self with a blind eye.
I have heard the voice of conscious
with a deaf ear.
I have claimed to be 100% right
knowing I was 50% wrong.
I have claimed to be awake
I have played the fool to deception
tempting what is greater
while carrying losses.
I have sold my own self for the sake of deceptions art.