be honest with yourself
to you i bravely tell
with such deception in the world
don't fool yourself as well

be honest with yourself
love takes you by the hand
it may not last forever
so embrace it when you can

be honest with yourself
and keep an open mind
if you fear not to be wrong
great treasures you may find

be honest with yourself
when time has come to fight
you're stronger than you think you are
when holding through the night

be honest with yourself
when you feel weak in spirit
you can kill the demon if
you first refuse to fear it

be honest with yourself
when others let you down
you're the only one you need
with no one else around

be honest with yourself
the mirror tends to lie
what you see imperfect
may look great to other eyes

be honest with yourself
through pain or loss regret
remember that what troubles you
still hasn't killed you yet
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Submitted by BB8MITH on August 13, 2022

Modified on March 05, 2023

55 sec read

Quick analysis:

Scheme Abxb Axcx Adxd Aece Afxf Agxg Axxx Ahxh
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 870
Words 180
Stanzas 8
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4

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  • acronimous
    Nice one -- thanks for sharing!
    LikeReply1 year ago


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