You know what I would really like?
What means so much to me?
If people showed respect with truth
How refreshing it could be!
To speak with candor is an art
A gift that few possess
To communicate with honesty
And natural openness
The gain we’ll get from knowing that
Our actions have effect
Both negative and positive Be willing to accept!
I will admit there’s time and place
When truthfulness might wound
Maturity will set the tone
It’s the “knowing” then the “doing”
But argue I, the world be helped
With more sincerity
Waste no more time on fixing rifts
Wrought through dishonesty!