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What is truth?

The question posed by a politician to Jesus after his arrest
It was Pontius Pilate Governor of Judea from A.D. 26-36.
To this day the answer still eludes politicians 

The politician and the diplomat
Two different tools used to make ugly truths palatable
And beautiful truths unrecognizable 

Politicians and diplomats never say No
Their Yes means maybe and their Maybe means No

Copyright © Monty Newman

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  1. Date: 11/24/2010 9:41:00 AM
    Please continue to share your poetry with us here at PoetrySoup. Wishing you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving Monty. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/22/2010 4:59:00 PM
    Back at this one. Like your second verse alot Monty. Insightful

  1. Date: 11/20/2010 5:54:00 AM
    Waited until they either came down with it or not..Now they have a test...A couple can have the test done on a fetus and chose to abort if they want to ..A couple in the state of Georgia can go to Emory and have a guaranteed pregancy free from the illness for $20,000..There is no treatment, nor cure as of today if one has the illness...I am an advocate for Huntington's Disease to try to get legislature passed to get help for these people..Sara

  1. Date: 11/20/2010 5:49:00 AM
    Got this one correct most of the time..I do believe that sometimes some politicians believe in a cause and stand by their beliefs and try to do something..Most only want to get in office and do what they want or get a pet project done this is for sure.I appreciate your kind comments about my work "He Used To Be".I feel that I named no names just mentioned the illness..This illness is inherited and usually hits in the prime of life..At one time people who had this in their family just waited cont

  1. Date: 11/19/2010 12:49:00 PM
    Oh so true! slippery fish

  1. Date: 11/15/2010 5:05:00 AM
    A recognized perception from one in the light but not able to be seen or recognized from darkness. -John 1 . Well done here Monty.