“The Least Untruthful Answer” a poem by the Bard of Murdock

It’s Sunday and The Bard of Murdock opines on Clapper’s clap-trap. This poem was originally published on Sunday, June 16, 2013. Please be sure to read the article linked by the Bard before reading the poem.


The Least Untruthful Answer

When questioned by the congressman,
I looked him in the eye,
And chose my answer carefully,
For I would never lie.
And if you take the time to parse
Precisely what I said,
Across the line of perjury
My answer did not tread.
I used the least untruthful word
That came into my mind,
Though not exactly in the way
That Webster ‘No’ defined.
And then I added on the phrase

‘Not wittingly’ to show,
There may be other facts at hand
My answer would forgo.
The supplemental use of ‘sir’
I paused to interject,
Was perfectly gratuitous,
Intended for effect.
Though some may say I told a lie,
It may be said, at worst,
The meaning of the words I said
Was possibly reversed.


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My goal is to produce poetical cartoons. I try to use metaphors and caricatures (or a politician’s own words) to address complex political and social situations. In this way, I sum up current events in humorous verse.

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