When Men Do Devise

When men do devise to rise on many lies
And other men applaud, follow, deem them wise,
Then stand apart, and stray not to their shadow-show
Where up is down, and forth is back, and yes is no.
They stumble as they pose in pretend light,
And tumble deeper down through holes of night
To catch at little snapping cliff-side roots
That are as strong as are their slipper boots.
Falsehood laughs his belly-laugh of might
To see them reaching downward for a height,
While Honesty does claim you for her own,
And keeps you safe, although you stand alone.

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