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A Cheater's World

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Jana Tovey
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0 posted 06-03-2000 08:15 AM       View Profile for Jana Tovey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Jana Tovey

Today,
I watched a young man
take a wrong turn.
I observed as he
dug his hole
and crawled deep inside it.

I
who held out my hand
and tried to guide him
saw him lie
and cheat
and get away with it.

He
learned a sad
but true lesson,
in a world
where principles are
too great a burden to bear.

Heroes
take drugs,
beat their wives,
kill and go free
he just cheated
on a test...just...cheated.
© Copyright 2000 Jana Tovey - All Rights Reserved
Kit McCallum
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1 posted 06-03-2000 08:38 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

Very thought-provoking Jana.  One does not get far in this life by cheating ... temporary break maybe, but it will always come back to haunt them in one form or another ... good thoughts here.

Best wishes,
/Kit
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2 posted 06-03-2000 05:43 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Jana~
An interesting poem.
Our conduct in our daily lives
draw lines that parallel our future ...

My grandmother used to sum it up thusly -
'When you cheat ... you only cheat yourself.
Then it becomes a habit you cannot break.'

Enjoyed the read.
~*Marge*~



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JamesMichael
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3 posted 06-04-2000 06:04 AM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Hero's are someone special that can be looked up to as a good example.  
Wonderful message...it all starts with the small things and grows from there.   James
Colin
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4 posted 06-04-2000 09:54 AM       View Profile for Colin   Email Colin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Colin

A very poignant reminder to us all Jana. Keep up the good work  

Eric.
 
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