Babatunde Aremu

Be Honest With Me - Poem by Babatunde Aremu

Be honest with me
Tell me who am I
Be frank with me
No guile,
No colouration,
Don't massage my ego,
No temporary satisfaction,
No flattery,
Tell me your mind
Let me know my pitfalls,
Weaknesses, faults, frailties
I know I am not perfect,
But I need your frankness
To know my imperfections
To be a better personality.
Tell me also my strengths,
So that I may know
How to preserve them.
Instruct me how to be pious
To make me useful to mankind.
Even though your word may be like gall now
They will be of help to me
To live a life of purity
So, your honesty
Is all I need
To make me a better being
And make our relationship durable

Topic(s) of this poem: honesty

Form: Free Verse

Comments about Be Honest With Me by Babatunde Aremu

  • Elizabeth Padillo Olesen (9/10/2015 7:35:00 AM)

    Beautifully said. The poem is about honesty with the person one knows well. The problem in our world is that humans have the tendency to cover the blind side of the other, scared for the other's inability to accept how others look at him. But yes, the world needs this kind of honesty from the others we live with. Only by this, we can grow together. Thanks for posting. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Poem Edited: Tuesday, September 8, 2015

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