My Only Ask, Your Honesty

My only ask, your honesty

Offered once, for valued wisdom

Second visions lost to nullity

Speak the words of openness

Candid, percipient honesty

Impression prime, an empty stage

Step light, step bold, but nary shuffle

This open chance spreads confidence

Facts are nice, but feelings better

And nothing risk of contradiction

For moments held soon recollection

Justice wields a stingy blade

For truth a mighty revelation

Whenst spoken twice discrepancy

Peril naught, for judgement wanes

Tabulation rests with unconsciousness

Grievance yields a pity window

Flattery strolls with grandiosity

Neither holds stand within the heart

Drawing even leans to stretch ahead

For what is the measurement of more

Infinite and yet miniscule

Machinations nary best equality

Stand fast upon that rock of essence

Foundation firm and without sway

And what is just shall giveth light

In dimmer corners, emptiness

Rapture discovers only brightness

Happening now provides an offering

Wilt thou stand in the sight

Orate forth with speech of wonder

A soliloquy offered to but one

Shall the words be deemed pure

Factual, sensual, and worthy

Necessary, yet of hearted tender

Tellest that which fills the head

Sings verses to the weary soul

Nary one aghast in vitriol

Enviously slipping from the tongue

Nor thought curtailing jealousy

Giveth thought and affirmation

Spaces filled with wonderment

Tis but room for soulful actuality

Nothing saved for trite façade

And intentions are credible evidential

Quite within the realm of divinity

Benefit yields my open hand

My only ask, your honesty


Author’s Note

R.J. Schwartz is an American Poet and Author.

His complete works on The Creative Exiles Website can be found here

The Gypsy Thread is a huge collection of his original work

Ralph also writes on HubPages

Imagine starting off from the very first impression with honesty, openness, real emotions, and thoughtfulness, without jealousy, keeping score, seeing the value in everything, no matter how big or small, and once committed, staying faithful. 


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R J Schwartz

I write about everything and sometimes nothing at all. I'm fascinated by old things, rusty things, abandoned places, or anywhere that a secret might be unearthed. I'm passionate about history and many of my pieces are anchored in one concept of time or another. I've always been a writer, dating back to my youth, but the last decade has been a time of growth for me. I'm continually pushing the limitations of vocabulary, syntax, and descriptive phrasing.

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