Are we Hypocrites?

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Many people don't even realize when this happens. I cite only a few exapmles in my poem, there are many more.

Submitted: January 13, 2013

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--  Hypocrite --

 

Hypocrisy is professing one thing and doing another

Lying not only to ourselves but our sister and brother

When we go and visit the animals at the local zoo

Do we encourage the trapping of animals to accrue

 

When we say we want to save our planet from abuse

But take unneeded trips not caring for the gas we use

When we preach about our love for our fellow man

But walk by the needy, and not offer to give a hand

 

We complain about moral degradation from the norm

But click the internet link that promotes a look at porn

When we buy products made from dead animal parts

Without searching for alternatives by using our smarts

 

We advise our sons and daughters, to never tell a lie

But hide the truth from them; to us, it doesn’t apply

We respect a person’s right to privacy, or so we say

But we share their secrets in gossip every other day

 

We point out that our friends spoil their children rotten

But the times we do the same, are conveniently forgotten

People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones for sure

So think before you preach and shut up if you’re not sure

 

 


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