Just Tell the Forsooth

Truth began to hang out with the wrong crowd.
After so many years of biblical truth,
It has now, sad to say,
Become relative truth,
Or convenient truth,
Or the appearance of truth…
In the neighborhood of truth.
Now mockingly we’re told,
We can’t handle the truth.
A clean break…a new term…is needed
To restore the purity of not lying.
And that new truth is called…
Do you swear to tell the whole ‘Forsooth’
And nothing but the ‘Forsooth’.
‘Forsooth’, you’ll see, will set you free.
So truth,
Now a withered stalk,
Will blow into etymological history,
As we begin life anew
In the ‘Age of Forsooth’.