Poetry has an obligation to oppose clichés. Clichés are the viral carriers of lies. Poetry can do this by rejecting cliché or by analyzing or exploding cliché in its own use of language. The poet -- who certainly does not need to be a maker of verses -- uses one kind of language against another, verbal jujitsu. Making verses(broadly defined) is a discipline that can be employed against clichés; Poetry shares this obligation with other disciplines, but is particularly suited to the work. Poetry ought to make it harder to lie.