Author: Barbara Goodhew


We say we want honesty.
But only if its good honesty.

We get hurt feelings when someone honestly
doesn't like what we think is neat.

If honesty means voicing your dislike of their,

hair, clothes or wieght, that's not honesty it is

Honesty is telling someone you love, how you feel
about them,and letting them know what
bothers you.

We all know our down falls we don't need
someone to make a point of telling us.



Comments on this poem/writing:

capricorn ( -- Friday, August 5 2005, 06:41 am


This is so true Barb. To be completely honest all the time could be cruel and sometimes we need to say little white lies.
danielle ( -- Tuesday, April 17 2007, 08:40 pm

good poem

i really liked your poem i used it for m homework 2 teach the class about honesty thanks for such a good poem!
elinor ( -- Wednesday, May 16 2007, 10:02 pm

love it

im trying to use your poem for my poem project im in 8th grade and it wont let me use it i really like it though
barb ( -- Thursday, May 17 2007, 04:05 am

just ask an author if you can use their poem

Yes you can use my poem now with permision you should be able to get it.good luck Elinor
Jenell ( -- Monday, June 4 2007, 11:47 pm

I hate the poem

poem suppose to rhyme this does not rhyme so i don't like it.Barb is right you should have ask to used this poem.
barb ( -- Tuesday, June 5 2007, 02:07 am

Sorry Jenell

No ryhmes Jenell, in my writing its everyday life the truth has no rhymes and neither do I. I suggest don 't read my writes nothing rhymes, I don'tb want to disappoint you.
Capricorn ( -- Sunday, June 10 2007, 10:19 pm

Jennell ...

have you heard of free verse? It's the modern way of writing and doesn't use rhymes.
barb ( -- Sunday, June 10 2007, 10:29 pm

we all have different style(thanks cap)

Yeh My writing is called free verse
len ( -- Tuesday, November 4 2008, 08:15 pm


great poem
shantel ( -- Tuesday, March 31 2009, 01:18 pm

it was a good poem

poems are supposed to be rhymed but not on all lines poems are supposed to have meaning and it should be interested and that is what I see this poem from my side of view so don't listen to those haters ba keep doin' yow thang.
pinkjy ( -- Friday, April 17 2009, 01:45 pm


can i use your poem for my project? i think its good...
barb ( -- Friday, April 17 2009, 04:49 pm

of course pinkjy you can use it

thanks for liking it enough to use it
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