Tiger (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I move forward on the back
Of other’s mis-deeds and lies
By adopting measured honor
Past these others I arise
And in this a simple lesson
For those that crave the prize
What we think we keep well hidden
Can be seen by other eyes

I ask only that you’re honest
All my support will then be yours
I’ll hold banquets in your honor
I’ll be the first to give applause
But take advantage of my kindness
Or forsake me for your cause
You’ll find this tiger is no kitten
You’ll be acquainted with her claws.

(c) Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

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I'm drawn to blogging as a way to share ideas and consider what makes us who we are. Whether it's in our working life or our creativity, expression is a means to connect.
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14 Responses to Honesty

  1. This poem gave me shivers at the end. Really good.

  2. Brian Hughes says:

    Not keen on banquets. Don’t do parties. Not big on applause either, come to that. The occasional visit to my website would be appreciated though. I enjoy a bit of good company from time to time.

  3. Wonderful!
    ‘You’ll find this tiger is no kitten
    You’ll be acquainted with her claws.’
    Really love that ending! ❤

  4. thegodspark says:

    I like this poem. The flow is great. I really like that it is a message poem. It reminds me of a fairy tale poem. I love fairy tales because they have great moral of the stories. On a personal level this part of the poem-
    “What we think we keep well hidden
    Can be seen by other eyes”
    – I wish that was true for me. I think that people ignore me and hope that I go away. So much is going on below my surface but I feel like when it comes to me people see what they want to see and sometimes the less they see the better.

    • Yes, I guess its true that some people are more able to keep their thoughts private, or others less able to see into them, or both…this was all inspired by some machinations at my work that aren’t that well hidden though, LOL. 🙂

  5. Shanice says:

    Great poem! 🙂

  6. Kira says:

    the last stanza…brilliant. A warning delivered.

  7. I really loved the way it ends and the message it holds….

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