When an honest man stands up he gets shot down.
This is obvious to a clown.
Tightrope walkers, performing seals and kangaroos.
These are to be seen at the circus and in zoos.
A knife thrower’s partner may sometimes suffer a mishap.
An honest man is treated like a sap.
Ignored, passed over for promotion, treated as absurd.
This is life to those who speak a truer word.
In their heart of hearts they know he’s right.
He knows he can sleep at night.
18th May, 2016