Cheating Is a Crime Against Oneself

Music: Fugue in F# Major.
By Dimitri Shostakovich. Sequenced by
J. Marques.

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Cheating is a crime against oneself,
Hardening the insufficient heart.
Each finds in lies an easy path to pleasure,
Abandoning the way that leads to joy.
The choice is ever open, but the gulf
Increases as the actor plays his part.
No one who cheats can cherish long his treasure,
Given what of hope lies can destroy.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon





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