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Truth Never Dies (poem)

Truth never dies. The ages come and go.
The mountains wear away, the stars retire.
Destruction lays earth's mighty cities low;
And empires, states and dynasties expire;
But caught and handed onward by the wise,
Truth never dies,

Though unreceived and scoffed at through the years;
Though made the butt of ridicule and jest;
Though held aloft for mockery and jeers,
Denied by those of transient power possessed,
Insulted by the insolence of lies,
Truth never dies.

It answers not. It does not take offense,
But with a mighty silence bides its time;
As some great cliff that braves the elements
And lifts through all the storms its head sublime,
It ever stands, uplifted by the wise;
And never dies.

As rests the Sphinx amid Egyptian sands;
As looms on high the snowy peak and crest;
As firm and patient as Gibraltar stands,
So truth, unwearied, waits the era blessed
When men shall turn to it with great surprise.
Truth never dies.

Writer unknown to me. It was in a collection of poems and stories called "The Book of Virtues" by William J. Bennett. I thought this poem was perfect for us Paul-tards. God bless you Ron Paul.

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ConstitutionHugger's picture

this is not a self bump

It's a bump for the person who wrote this

Bump for the truth.

Wise poem, indeed!

This poem deserves

Another bump from... a poet.

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Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

ConstitutionHugger's picture

wow, thanks

I wish I knew who wrote it.

Human Being wrote it

Standing tall for Liberty and Truth.
Good enough to me.

You have enspired me to compose yet another poem today.
Yesterday I wrote two... LOL
just like river they are flowing out of me.
Hope it continues.

Have a great weekend.

LL on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LibertyPoet
sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
http://www.dailypaul.com/203008/south-carolina-battle-of-cow...
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15