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Best Honest Poems

Below are the all-time best Honest poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of honest poems written by PoetrySoup members


Two old oak trees weathered by winds and rain
with fallen leaves, branches and toughened bark
to shield a core of grandeur,...

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Categories: honest, art, friendship, meaningful, nature, symbolism, tree,
Form: Sonnet

Premium Member Tranquility
Oh little one, how soon you'll be
In turbulence of puberty.

I will hold tight your days of youth 
And share with you my honest truth 


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Categories: honest, children, god, granddaughter, grandmother, spiritual,
Form: Couplet
The View From A Window
A view of the ragged woodland from
The window:-
Slender branched trees that shed
From high above to low below;
The faint, mauven peaks
Smattered with barely visible
Scatterings of drifted...

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Categories: honest, life,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Real Men Wear Pink
I stand about five feet eight
I'll admit, I'm a tad overweight
Drive an old pick up truck
Not one to pass the buck
At the moment have a...

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Categories: honest, character, funny, humor, perspective,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Wordaholic
I want conversations 
with writers and poets
The wise the wacky 
the dark and the stoic 
I need to drink your words
I fear my disease is...

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Categories: honest, addiction, humorous,
Form: Rhyme

Winds of Autumn
I called to the winds of autumn
As they wrapped up the dying year;
"Oh stay for a moment and tell me
Of answers I need to hear".


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Categories: honest, life, lost, autumn, lost, power,
Form: Rhyme
The Tower rebuilt
I shall resolve to leave this
Place now...
And steadfastly search out,
Nestling between ridge and bluff
Amidst the folds of a foreign 
Several acres of unkempt ground
Fallow and...

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Categories: honest, hope,
Form: Rhyme
If I never
If I never lift up my voice,
How will I know
How sweetly I can sing,
Or how well I harmonize
With the music of the universe?

If I never...

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Categories: honest, introspection,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Meaning Of Life
Since I've resolved to laugh at life-
   find humor in its flaws,
      and realize that stress and strife

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Categories: honest, life, meaningful,
Form: Quatrain

They stand, silently,
shoulder to shoulder, upright,
save one at the end, leather bound
who slouches, James Dean fashion.
Six with blue covers, gold blocked,
uniform, like Trumpton Firemen.
All wear...

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© Viv Wigley  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: honest, books,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Actions Speak Louder Than Words
A kind word, of course,
Can soothe the flustered soul or bring a smile
To a frowning face. That’s a given, but
In one’s troubled times, words still...

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Categories: honest, love, words,
Form: Acrostic
I saw a burial with a bugler playing taps;
I turned to my father, “what happened?” I asked.
He clutched my hand and with a quiver in...

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© Ed Coet  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: honest, death, father, inspirational, loss, lost love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Grading on the curve

I’ve been told, I deserve so much,
for the work I've done, for the lives I touch.

I would like to say, my dear friend,
what I deserve,...

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Categories: honest, inspirational, jesus, life,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Advice
Do not look to me with questioning eyes
For i do not possess the answers you seek 
i cannot taste the bitter sweetness on your tongue,

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Categories: honest, change, drink, psychological,
Form: Free verse
We Worked Long Enough
I laugh out loud
every time I hear a politician say,
that the best way to enrich a black person's life,
is to give them a job
Give them...

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Categories: honest, slavery, society, truth, work,
Form: Dramatic Verse

If poets ruled the world
laws would be written with panache and... 
oh yes, compassion;
civil liberty in fashion.
Carpetbaggers fold up your tents...

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Categories: honest, community, inspirational, leadership,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Love Was Sent, Treasure That Healed Two Crushed Hearts, A Collaboration with Susan Ashley
Love Was Sent, Treasure That Healed Two Crushed Hearts, 
A Collaboration with Susan Ashley
Life shattered, soul crushed, another one has perished 
once gone from...

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Categories: honest, beautiful, blessing, happiness, longing, love, passion,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Within Your Rings
Sometimes thirty years
feels like a long time
When you’re an old soul
and the hours and minutes
have taken their toll

But there are songs to write
and words to...

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Categories: honest, addiction, birthday, depression, god,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Each Precious Moment
Every moment of life has meaning divine
Craft them with love, cherish your time
Remember the past but don't dwell within
for it is here, it is now...

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Categories: honest, life, love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Diminished Respect
There was a time.

There was a time
When your fabled dreams
Seemed honest

A time when
Your open arms
Coated in dented silver and tainted dreams
Understood my Size 12 shoes


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Categories: honest, life, slam,
Form: Free verse
Who Am I
Daughter  of Mary and  Louis
(Named after my late grandmother ) 

My name is  Charmaine
a name originated from latin
Charmaine means -a song

Eldest of...

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Categories: honest, prejudice,
Form: Bio
Premium Member Tea Leaves On The Bosphorus
Tea Leaves On The Bosphorus

Seated at a table by the stirring water,
My eyes absorb the shore of Asia.
Minerets and aged worn stone
Stand haphazardly along the...

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Categories: honest, adventure, inspirational, life, love, places, romance,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member The Truth About Truth -
Truth burns at the center of all occurrance,
it is a heat that motivates appettites to enlarge,
truth is a multiplier of quests, 
satisfaction always arrives at...

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Categories: honest, sports, future, truth,
Form: Didactic
Egos on Display
So many people complain when they lose

To gain better rankings, judges they schmooze

And if they don’t place, their egos are bruised

They even use blogs simply...

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Categories: honest, satire,
Form: Rhyme
Well guys I’m going to tell you a secret
You don’t really know me
I have not been honest 
I am not who I say I am

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Categories: honest, humorous,
Form: Narrative