Truth, by Yip Harburg

by Yip Harburg, Rhymes for the irreverent, FFRF, Inc. Madison, WI, and The Yip Harburg Foundation, 2006
Truth is a foreigner
Under every dome,
Truth is a refugee
Looking for a home.
Without flag or passport,
Hounded, plagued, and banned,
Truth must be smuggled in --
It has no fatherland!

Truth is a subversive,
A super counterspy
Can shoot or bribe or buy.
Truth is the little candle
That throws its laser beam
And cuts the cancered darkness
Out of the living dream.