Truth Never Dies

Truth never dies. The ages come and go;
The mountains wear away; the seas retire;
Destruction lays earth’s mighty cities low;
And empires, states, and dynasties expire;
But caught and handed onward by the wise,
Truth never dies.

Though unreceived and scoffed at through the years,
Though made the butt of ridicule and jest,
Though held aloft for mockery and jeers,
Denied by those of transient power possessed,
Insulted by the insolence of lies,
Truth never dies.

Truth answers not; it does not take offense:
But with a mighty silence bides its time.
As some great cliff that braves the elements,
And lifts through all the storms its head sublime.
So truth, unmoved, it puny foes defies,
And never dies.

—Author Unknown