The Art Of Deception
The art of deception, may start at conception
and continue throughout all your life
but the results you find, will continue to bring,
nothing but trouble and strife.
For when you start out with a plan in your head,
with greed or lust to deceive.
The truth you will find, will soon find you out,
with the consequence you will receive
the loss of trust, of family and friends
and those you set out to impress;
for the art of deception brings its own results,
in the loss of faith and distress.
When the folk that you knew have turned away,
to someone in whom they can trust
and the dreams of success you planned to bring,
are reduced to sorrow and dust.
So if you would win, don’t follow the crowd,
or the folk that you read in the news,
who bear the results of scandal and lust
and practice deception, they’ll lose.
For though they think that no one will know,
the truth will one day be found
and deception will bring its own results,
when their dreams are dashed to the ground.
Instead build your life on integrity,
with honesty and faith from above
and truth will bring you the greatest reward,
with the people you know and love.
As they see the results of honesty,
they’ll know in whom to believe,
when they turn to you in love and trust,
knowing truth is what they’ll receive.
© by Marcell Billinghurst