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Guilty Of All by Gary R. Ferris
For today one will say,

That he is not wrong;

He only takes a little

Of what doesn’t belong.
I’m not all bad,

I seldom tell a lie;

I don’t cause pain,

Or people to die.
I only tell stories,

When I need to defend;

Myself and my goals,

Or even a friend.
I cheat on my mate,

But only a little bit,

And that’s not bad,

Unless you’re caught at it.

I’m so much better,

Than those who would kill;

For when I take things,

It’s not like I steal.
I brag on myself,

And spread gossip of others;

And take pleasure in lust,

And the wife of brothers.
So why am I bad,

I’m not like some;

For they got caught,

Because they’re dumb.
As I open my eyes,

I began to see;

The poison in life,

Has all come from me.

For the pain and trouble I caused,

By the small lies that I told;

Are no better than murder,

Or the one who stole.
For God was just,

When He spoke the law;

For whoever breaks one,

Is guilty of all.

Written 11-19-90
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