Folks say one thing and do another
With forked tongues that betray each other.
Hypocrisy runs Duple City without ceasing.
Neighbors smile and wave and greet their friends.
At home, their fighting never ends,
The number of broken families always increasing.
Kids watch their parents’ misbehavior;
Adults start to see the coming danger
Of what the next generation will become.
Duplicitonians rant about speaking free,
But they curse and yell at the majority.
The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the sum.
The sheriff and mayor pretend to serve and protect,
But all they do is steal and collect
From the poor, pathetic victims of Duple City.
The people loot and riot and call it peaceful protest,
Then play the victim when the state tries to resist,
Perpetuating violent enmity through mortal eternity.
Published by John Du