Sometimes Truth

Sometimes truth
Is sacrificed on the altar of power
Sometimes power is sacrificed
On the altar of truth

Sometimes truth
Plunges the ritual knife
And power is the victim
But usually it’s the other way around

Usually it’s power
Standing before the altar
Holding high the chalice
In triumph to the heavens

Only sometimes
And only for a day
Truth stands tall before the world
With power in chains at its feet

Jon Taylor lives in Nashville, TN. He can be reached at Read other articles by Jon.