892. When he spoke the truth

He lived in a peculiar world.

When he spoke the truth

Nobody believed him,

For truth was not spoken

In that particular world.

Bewildered, everybody stood against him.

And when he told lies

Nobody cared for him,

Nobody appreciated him,

Nobody loved him.

For he was not doing

Anything new

To add to their world.

Disgusted, everybody deserted him.

From:Sri Chinmoy,The Dance of Life, part 18, Agni Press, 1973
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