11 Poems About Truth

Be encouraged by these short poems about truth. One of the best pieces of advice is to speak the truth. By speaking the truth you are being honest, and your character is one that people will trust. Even a little white lie can turn into something you don't want to experience. Telling the truth is always the best approach to any situation.


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  1. Speak The Truth
      Poet: Catharine Ryder

    Speak the truth at all times!
    No matter what is said,
    To provoke prevarication
    By those through envy led.

    Speak the truth at all times,
    True confidence inspire
    In hearts of love that cherish worth,
    And honesty admire.

    Speak the truth at all times!
    A noble, worthy plan
    To build your reputation on —
    It is, my fellow man.



  2. Days Of Truth
    Poet:  J.J. Thorne


    Let our days be of truth,
    Truth our pleasure depends,
    It makes for us
    A world of friends.

    A pious love in humane hearts,
    Death only can depart.
    It lives in unity and preserves
    A good conscience and honest heart.

    If our conscience be our guide,
    We will do our part,
    All that lies in our power,
    Until nature opens our heart.

    If we live and deal in harmony
    It will make friends to take our part,
    If in our hearts we place the truth,
    We will die with an honest heart.



  3. The Only Way
    Poet: Samatha Anne Marie Lynch, ©2020


    Without the truth, relationships die
    There is nothing any worse than a little white lie.
    Speaking the truth may
    Be uncomfortable in a way

    So whatever you do
    Be honest and true
    Cause at the end of the day
    It is the only way!



  4. Turn
    Poet: Maria J Dodge


    Turn while yet the sun is shining,
    Turn to honor and to truth;

    Turn before the day's declining;
    Seek the soul's more perfect growth.

    Turn unto the paths of duty,
    Left for you by those of old;

    Ye shall find a world of beauty,
    Better far than paltry gold.



  5. Life Stanzas
    Poet: Robert Browning


    Truth is within ourselves: it takes no rise
    From outward things, whate'er you may believe.
    There is an inmost centre in us all.
    Where Truth abides in fulness. . . .

    And, to know
    Rather consists in opening out a way
    Whence the imprisoned splendor may escape,
    Than in eflecting entry for a light
    Supposed to be without.

    I count life just a stuff
    To try the soul's strength on, educe the man.
    Who keeps one end in view makes all things serve.
    Truth is the strong thing.
    Let man's life be true.



  6. Truth Is The Sun
    Poet: Samuel Valentine Cole



    The truth is large; no man hath seen the whole;
    Larger than words; it brooks not the control
    Of argument and of distinctions nice;
    No age or creed can hold it, no device
    Of speech or language; ay, no syllogism;
    Truth is the sun, and reason is the prism
    You lift before it; whence the light is thrown
    In various colors; each man takes his own.
    If this man takes the red, as you the blue,
    Is yours the whole, and is his truth not true?
    Spirit is truth, howe'er the colors fall;
    The fact comes back to spirit, after all.



  7. Truth
    Poet: Unknown


    Boy, at all times tell the truth,
    Let no lie defile thy mouth;
    If thou'rt wrong, be still the same —
    Speak the truth and bear the blame.

    Truth is honest, truth is sure;
    Truth is strong, and must endure;
    Falsehood lasts a single day,
    Then it vanishes away.

    Boy, at all times tell the truth,
    Let no lie defile thy mouth;
    Truth is steadfast, sure, and fast —
    Certain to prevail at last.



  8. An Easy World
    Poet: Edgar A. Guest


    It's an easy world to live in if you choose to make it so;
    You never need to suffer, save the griefs that all must know;
    If you'll stay upon the level and will 'do the best you can
    You will never lack the friendship of a kindly fellow man.

    Life's an easy road to travel if you'll only walk it straight;
    There are many here to help you in your little bouts with fate;
    When the clouds begin to gather and your hopes begin to fade,
    If you've only toiled in honor you won't have to call for aid.

    But if you've bartered friendship and the faith on which it rests
    For a temporary winning; if you've cheated in the tests.
    If with promises you've broken, you have chilled the hearts of men;
    It is vain to look for friendship for it will not come again.

    Oh, the world is full of kindness, thronged with men who want to be
    Of some service to their neighbors and they'll run to you or me
    When we're needing their assistance if we've lived upon the square,
    But they'll spurn us in our trouble if we've always been unfair.

    It's an easy world to live in; all you really need to do
    Is the decent thing and proper and then friends will flock to you;
    But let dishonor trail you and some stormy day you'll find
    To your heart's supremest sorrow that you've made the world unkind.



  9. Light Come, Light Go
    Poet: Unknown


    That truth which little costs is loosely held,
    We think of it as something once beheld;
    Like silver it may shine upon our crest,
    Make us look fine when we are gaily dress'd,
    But time will wear it off.

    The truths for which we fight we hold for life,
    They stir our faith and heal sin's bitter strife;
    Like living bread they feed the hungry soul,
    Thus give us strength and nerve with self-control:



  10. Speak The Truth
    Poet: Unknown


    Speak the truth!
    Speak it boldy, never fear;
    Speak it so that all may hear;
    In the end it shall appear,
    Truth is best in age and youth.
    Speak the truth!

    Speak the truth!
    Truth is beautiful and brave,
    Strong to bless and strong to save;
    Falsehood is a coward knave;
    From it turn thy steps in youth -
    Follow truth! O may such truth be ours!



  11. Lie And Truth
    Poet: James Henry Thomas


    ''Good morning, Lie" said Truth one day;
    ''Where are you going up this way?"
    Said Lie, "I'm going to dress like you,
    For something that I have in view."

    Said Truth, "My garment's white and pure,
    I know they'll not look well on you."
    Said Lie, "I'll paint my face like yours.
    The other parts I'll not expose."

    Said Truth, "You cannot look like me,
    You'll be condemned, where'er you be."
    "I'll do my best," said Lie to Truth,
    "To look like you and fool some youth."

    Said Truth, "The parents train the youth
    So when they're grown, they know I'm Truth.
    Said Lie, "I'll grow as strong as they.
    And entice them to go my way."

    "Well, Lie," said Truth, "what would you do
    If I'd wash all the paint off you?"
    Said Lie, "I'd paint my face again;
    They'd think that you and I are kin."

    Said Truth, "This would be wrong of you.
    To deceive them who would be true."
    Said Lie, 'They always make their choice;
    When they choose me I do rejoice."

    *The tongue that tells a lie," said Truth,
    ''Is building up the devil's booth."
    "The man who owns the tongue," said Lie,
    "Gets wealth and honor by and by."

    Said Truth, "His wealth can't save his soul.
    Nor make his sinful body whole."
    "Ah well," said Lie, "You cannot see
    The side of it that interests me."

    So Lie and Truth together went;
    On different missions they were sent.
    One went to break the Lord's command,
    The other took a moral stand.


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