Deep Throat Comes Forward

Why others need to too

A Federal informant
with tattles to tell
divulged off the record
the truth he knew well.

His deep-throated whispers
three decades ago
led Woodward and Bernstein
to pave Nixon’s woe.

His secrets uncovered
the lies we’d been told.
And though he was nameless,
we knew he was bold.

Deep Throat blew the whistle
on white collar crime.
He dared to be daring
and pointed out grime.

The world needs more like him
who’ll stand up to wrong.
Who won’t bow to pressure
no matter how long.

It also needs Woodwards
who’ll vow not to snitch
and then keep their word
rather than getting rich.

In short, we need voices
who’ll say what some hate.
Who’ll recognize scandals
and cry “Watergate.”