You had something to hide
Should have hidden it, shouldn’t you
Now you’re not satisfied
With what you’re being put through
It’s just time to pay the price
For not listening to advice
And deciding in your youth
On the policy of truth
Policy Of Truth by Depeche Mode
The policy of truth is a blade used to smite the enemy, deceit. Used as a weapon, the veil of lies falls, exposing your soul to the light of truth. Used as a tool, the wool is sheared from our eyes giving us the ability to discern the best path.
As we examine the folly of our past, truth brings forward the realization of our shame. Shame for all the times lies were used to garner sympathy, to manipulate a gain. Ashamed at the selfish pursuit with disregard for others. Such is a drug addicts mind, deep in the despair. So strong the hold, lies overcome love of self, concern for family.
As we start to heal, the strength of the emotion becomes overpowering. We feel the pull of the ancient demon, calling out from the depths of our addiction, trying to pull us back to the comfort of numbness. Never shall we again fall victim to the sins of our past. The truth has set us free. Strong is our conviction, yet reminders of the past haunt our dreams.
Our policy of truth is the shield that protects us from all who would control our lives, including self. The beauty of it’s simplicity is the source of our strength. The policy of truth was not decided in our youth, we ignored it at that weak point. But now, through years of pain, years of despair, we see the truth for what it is. The only path forward.