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Honesty

Honesty is a virtue, however it is also a curse. I am honest
to a fault revealing things about myself that I should not.
It has caused me grief and loss when others use this 
information to take advantage of me. I do not think well
of myself and I believe that this is heart ache enough.

As they say no good deed goes unpunished. I have made 
my life an open book and my emotions as well, that upon
examination paints too clear a picture. I have none to hold
responsible for this except myself. From now on my door
is locked and there is no key.

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  1. Date: 9/7/2011 8:05:00 PM
    Oh how I can relate. Irt hurts too doesn't it? Hugs to you Jack and I do enjoy your sweet visits. Thanks.

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    Date: 9/7/2011 9:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you lovely Lady Elizabeth for your kind comments, much appreciated...with love....old Jack
  1. Date: 8/25/2011 9:24:00 AM
    Dear Jack, I'm sorry people have hurt you by using your honesty against you, I can relate to this poem a lot, I hope things get better in the future. Love Alexa

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    Date: 8/25/2011 6:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for your kind comments lovely Lady Alexa, much appreciated....with love....old Jack
  1. Date: 8/20/2011 11:19:00 AM
    gosh, jack, I hope this is not true, that you have locked the door. I am exactly like this myself, with one difference.I have always thought well of myself despite the flaws which I obviously have. I accept who I am and try to improve "some" of my flaws. The laziness one I will get around to "one of these days" haha. Luv, Andrea

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    Date: 8/20/2011 3:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you lovely Lady Andrea for your kind comments, much appreciated...with love....old Jack.....The door is only closed to those who have turned away form me and used my honesty to hurt me.
  1. Date: 8/19/2011 5:49:00 PM
    The truth will always set you free Howver it shws its ugly face and haunts me Revealing to much about myself To take it back sometimes Id give all my wealth Ive lost my self maybe a friend or two All in this quest for my heart to be true

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    Date: 8/20/2011 3:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you kind Sir Kevin for you kind comments, much appreciated....with love...old Jack.....I've lost many and It's too late to take it back...door is still open to those who have not hurt me or turned away.
  1. Date: 8/19/2011 4:07:00 PM
    Jack we sometimes tend to reveal too much and you get those vultures that take advantage of that.. This in turn rob us from being truly who we are because we are shielding ourselves from being hurt again. love this write of yours :) Wilma

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    Date: 8/20/2011 3:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you lovely Lady Wilma for your kind comments, much appreciated...with love....old Jack.....I can only be who I am, there is no choice in that. I am true to my convictions about truth, love, kindness, caring and giving. I have lost many fair weather friends, and they hurt me. However the door is still open to those who can except me as who I am, with all my many flaws.
  1. Date: 8/18/2011 11:40:00 PM
    not until the next time will i give my guts to you, sharing, having other buggers to take it on board too, not a bad thing! I'm always jabbering about my have nots:) when i put it out the i get sympathy, from me mates i love a lotttttt... keep it coming cobber mate, johnson just slipped out the gate, or not.

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    Date: 8/19/2011 1:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you me mate Don, I love me mates but I don't need sympathy, I have had some with who I have shared to much, now they don't care to come around no more..Thank you again for you kind comments me Mate Don....with love....old Jack
  1. Date: 8/18/2011 11:03:00 PM
    that's me i tell to much, and then a lot of times it comes back to haunt me. so i know the feeling, unless you made this up at any rate it was a great write.

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    Date: 8/19/2011 1:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Sir James for your kind comments...I didn't make this up, and yes it has come back to haunt me....with love...old Jack
  1. Date: 8/18/2011 10:32:00 PM
    This is a very well written poem...I love the emotion that you sent to the reader! Yes, I know what you mean about honesty. However having a lot of honesty, but not too much, works wonders! Thanks for sharing!!

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    Date: 8/19/2011 1:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Sir Russell for your kind comments...yes lots of honesty is a blessed thing by God, too much is a cursed thing by men...with some I have shared too much and now has caused me hurt...thanks again.....with love....old Jack
  1. Date: 8/18/2011 9:17:00 PM
    vivid depiction, Jack...thanks for sharing

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    Date: 8/18/2011 9:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Sir John for your kind comments....with love...old Jack