A Cruel and Unjust World
It’s a cruel and unjust world we live in.
The dirty and the cheats get far;
The honest are left behind.
We hear the phrase “honesty is the best policy,”
Yet how many times have we seen the lies win over the truth?
No one questions why the world is like this;
No one changes the deceitfulness of society;
We promise ourselves to do better after each lie leads to a demise,
But we never seem to hold on to that promise.
We have accepted society for all its faults,
We have learned to play into the system,
We have grown accustomed to lying because that is how we win,
But in doing so, we have lost ourselves to a game.
The young choose to fight
Because they do not want to give themselves up yet,
But the older one gets, the more he gives up,
The more you learn about the ugly truths of this world,
The easier it is for you to give in.
You lie your way through life;
You cheat your way into society
All to be accepted in a world that is built on fraud.
This isn’t everyone though;
The honest folks do exist in this world,
But there aren’t many,
And they don’t get very far.
As the lies surpass the truths,
And the world accepts its deceptive nature,
The honest folks fall behind,
While the cheats go far.
Our society has become manipulative and fake;
There is no place for honesty,
And thus, the question exists:
Why must we be honest when there is no place for our truths?