A Shrine of Lies
The Shrine of Lies.
A putrid, stained statue
built by the Liars and Deceivers, forked tongues of malice and ill intent
for the Gullible.
Hidden under the Shrine of Lies
beneath the cold stone chalk white hatch
bound by matching thick chains which no mortal had any hope of bypassing without a key
down a corridor so frigid not even fire and thick clothing could keep warmth
in its tomb built by the Liars and Deceivers
laid the Truth
forgotten by the passage of time.
The Liars and Deceivers
in Truth's absence
given many platforms.
The Gullible fall under their sway in droves
but some broke free.
Far too many continue to drink the poisonous lies fed to them by the Liars and Deceivers.
In one case
of too many to count
a Deceiver's forked tongue laid a picture of their Dear Leader
helping flood victims in Texas.
Though Truth laid entombed under the Shrine of Lies
it stirred and pushed on the stone lid
desperate to escape
yet the seal never gave away.
revealed the deception.
But the Gullible continued to believe
yet another lie, another deception.
The Liars and Deceivers told the Gullible
their Dear Leader they praise sold rice to China
and the Gullible cheered, unaware of deceit.
The Truth stirred in its tomb
banged on the lid
desperate to escape
to inform the Gullible their Dear Leader never sold any rice to China
and still, the seal wouldn't yield.
And even as the lies poured out of the mouth of the Dear Leader of the Gullible
such a torrent
if one lied each day since birth
It would take over half a century to reach
the total number of lies told
and yet the Gullible continue to believe the things said.
Even during a pandemic
the Liars and Deceivers
taking advantage of old previously planted seeds
in the Gullible
continue to spin their deceitfully woven lies
and feed these poisonous lies
to the Gullible
who willingly ate the lies up.
Those who see the Truth
and seek it
fight an uphill battle to the Shrine of Lies
to breach it
unseal the Truth.
their loved ones
from the poisonous lies of the Liars and Deceivers.
A battle made more complicated
by the Liars and Deceivers attempts to lead them astray
with deception and trickery.
Only through unity
would those seeking to save everyone