He Said That? 5/21/18

From Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936), English journalist, short-story writer, poet, and novelist:

A 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?
from EPITAPHS OF THE WAR 1914-18

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