Free Verse About Policies

It’s an old adage
That honesty is the best policy
But one doesn’t often find honesty
In many policies
One may find statements
With synonyms of honesty
Ambitions of honesty
And a general sense of honesty
Within the document
But by and large
When contrasting
Policy and practice
The policy will
Generally be found
To be dishonest

Also very few institutions
If any at all
Have an honesty policy

  14 comments for “Free Verse About Policies

  1. January 9, 2022 at 7:22 am

    So, there the policy lies?

    Liked by 1 person

  2. January 9, 2022 at 9:47 am

    An honest appraisal of the situation.
    Any idea what the second best policy is?

    Liked by 1 person

    • January 9, 2022 at 9:57 pm

      I’ve always liked ignorance. It’s bliss.


  3. January 9, 2022 at 2:10 pm

    I was reading a mustard pot just an hour ago (as you do) and I thought “what an absolute load of garbage”. It gave all sorts of facts and figures that the majority will never ever read. If they do read they will probably understand very little. It is there because policies and procedures, and laws and regulations, say it must be there to inform the consumer. Not that the above has very much to do with what you wrote!!!!

    I vote we do away with policies and procedures and, instead, insist that every person is accountable for what they do. No accountability can be offset or offloaded, and all remuneration will be dependent upon outcomes. This will apply equally throughout the world and will most definitely include sports personnel.

    Not bad for cutting the mustard?

    Liked by 1 person

  4. January 9, 2022 at 3:51 pm

    Policymakers are more about protecting themselves than being honest, unfortunately.

    Liked by 1 person

    • January 9, 2022 at 9:59 pm

      An honest appraisal. You’d be no good as a policy maker.

      Liked by 1 person

  5. January 9, 2022 at 5:16 pm

    This was a good one.

    Liked by 1 person

    • January 9, 2022 at 10:00 pm

      It is my policy to produce good posts. Honestly.

      Liked by 1 person

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