Don’t always believe what you read in the paper

‘ Cause truth be known, he did not rape her


A terrible, unjust sentence he was handed

And then was his family name also branded


He wanted be the best coach and teacher

That was the way that he would meet her


Because of her age and her femininity

They listened to her lies and devised a remedy


Unforced was his response, I did not do it

You must believe, I’m no meager fool


At last to his judgement he was taken

Even though they were all quite mistaken


After all, what’s done is done

Since the fight had to be won


Worthy of justice, he was not to be

For man cannot be saved by honesty


-M. Jacobs


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zaphnathpaaneah commented on Honesty


Matthew 10:26 “But don’t be afraid of those who threaten you. For the time is coming when everything that is covered will be revealed, and all that is secret will be made known to all.



Yes, I am aware of this verse and it's meaning for us now. I am only sad for so many suffer in the waiting of the revealing.Thanks for your patient and supportive heart.

Rhymer commented on Honesty


Lies of this nature have ruined many an innocents lives, on the other hand many a minor's lives have been shattered by an adult not being the adult and saying know. Finding the truth can sometimes be like finding the exit in a maze. Enjoyed this excellent write.



I hate it when I forget to proofread (know) should have been (no)



This is so true, Rhymer, it's hard to distinguish the truth most of the time. Thanks for reading and your comments.

FranzJ commented on Honesty


I have a nepheew who is under house arrest for time already served because of others lies - i van feel your pain in your poem - nice



Not every one is always guilty, I am certainly not excusing those who are guilty. Thanks for your understanding, reading my poem and commenting.

coacher commented on Honesty


Well written poem. I have a friend that was only 17 and he carries the stigma of an affair with a 15 year old girl. He will be on the sex offender list for the rest of his life. The girl was 15 going on 21 if you get my meaning. Great story about lies and deception.



Truly this happens all of the time to innocent people. It's just not knowing who you can trust, basically and it's heartbreaking what it does to families and other; lives. Thanks for your understanding and reading my poetry and commenting.

GinasDiamond commented on Honesty


Oh my God! You are Great! It could not of been put in better words by any one else. It is such a Tragedy when someone's Life is taken away Due to a Lie. God Bless This Man and His Family! And May God Save this Persons soul That would Let the devil corrupt their mind! I will Be on my Knees saying an extra prayer For Them all!



Believe me I feel the same as you described watching this happen next door to me. It's heartbreaking and I know he didn't do it. What comes around goes around they say. God will rectify it I am sure. Thanks for your comments.

In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite.

Franz Kafka (1883-1924) Czech writer.

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