What the Whistleblower Learned

Principle ought to account for something,
And, for a few minutes, it seemed that it
Did. You were on TV. A congressional
Hearing had you as a witness. You got
A free drink, but the people you showed
Were corrupt kept their jobs. The seemingly
Outraged senators sternly looked into
The cameras, then wandered away,
And a week or so later, they said you
Should go. Tattletales never get called in
For interviews, so you're back home with
Your parents, and broke. There are lessons
To learn from what's happened to you,
And you'd happily pass them to people with
Principles: Those at the top needn't follow
The rules; those who'd expose them are screwed.

Poetry by Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2021-06-10 at 02:36

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F.i.in.e Moods The PoetBay support member heart!
A sad and frustrating truth about it. We certainly have plenty of examples to demonstrate such times when whistleblowers were completely railroaded and their lives destroyed for coming forward to highlight the truth. Especially in the context of systemic corruptions... You portray the reality very finely and straight to the point. And I can only agree. Nicely done, thanks.

Coo & Co The PoetBay support member heart!
Excellent, Larry, the final two lines especially :>)