The Dead Statesman

I could not dig; I dared not rob:
Therefore I lied to please the mob.
Now all my lies are proved untrue
And I must face the men I slew.
What tale shall serve me here among
Mine angry and defrauded young?

by Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)

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One Response to “The Dead Statesman”

  1. Anton Garrett Says:

    There’s a fairly obvious good fit among recent British PMs.

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