Treasure Island

Nivedita Jha


I just tried to be honest


I Just Tried To Be Honest

In this world of chaos and unrest
out of everyone I tried to be someone
I ended up being no one
because I just tried to be honest.

I told them my vice and virtue
and what I feel and pusue
They said it was a hornets nest
But I just tried to be honest.

I said I hate these rules
They said I was one of those intelligent fools
They said I didnt deserve what I get
I said I just tried to be honest

I said the system made me apall
I didnt see the rise but only fall
They said I am a pessimist
But I just tried to be honest.

Everyone had the emotion hidden
Unlike me they were not outspoken
They didnt stir up a hornets nest
Unlike me they were not honest

I viewed this sunrise as sunset
I failed in my quest
But I was just trying to be honest.

Submitted: Saturday, August 17, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Listen to this poem:

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

A poem i wrote an year ago frustrated by the current system in which I live in

Comments about this poem (I just tried to be honest by Nivedita Jha )

Enter the verification code :

  • Aswath Raman (8/21/2013 9:18:00 AM)

    This is an interesting poem. Those who are trying to be honest are being condemned. (Report) Reply

Read all 1 comments »

PoemHunter.com Updates

Poem of the Day

poet Paul Laurence Dunbar

The mist has left the greening plain,
The dew-drops shine like fairy rain,
The coquette rose awakes again
Her lovely self adorning.

The Wind is hiding in the trees,
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  4. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  5. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  6. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  7. If, Rudyard Kipling
  8. Morning, Paul Laurence Dunbar
  9. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  10. Blackberry-Picking, Seamus Heaney

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]