Honesty is the Best Policy

Honesty is the Best Policy

A Poem by Emma Kirchhoff

Just kinda something I came up with on the spot

If I'm being honest
The charade I play to make everyone else believe I'm alright
Is starting to work on you, too.
I've always thought
that anyone can seem to enjoy life
if they fill it with enough stories
and that is something I've taught myself to do particularly well.
You should know that by now.
I'd rather be caught dead than staying in one spot
Traveling here
Working over there
Volunteering my time
my efforts 
To keep myself busy
So I have plenty of adventures to speak of
But you should be able to see that they're nothing but stories.

And if I'm being honest
Tuesday was not a good day at all
But I couldn't tell you that now,
Could I?
I can tell you that I wanted to, 
You know, tell you and all,
But there is an immense chasm between us
and I feel that even if I shout
The only response I'll get back is the soft echo
Of my own words
Hitting me in the face
the heart
as they come back to remind me,
Telling my story back to me 
Leaving me to believe that the only person who will listen to my problems
Is myself
But I couldn't tell you that,
Could I?
It is, after all, just another story.

© 2015 Emma Kirchhoff

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This is a really great piece of writing. It's not a nice feeling at all to feel like you're standing there alone, screaming out in a crowded room but nobody looks up or acknowledges. Your get your point across beautifully in this, and I also love the parts where they aren't connected to the paragraphs, they add a lot of emphasis onto the story you're telling.
I always enjoy reading your work, I can relate to them all so much. Keep up the great writing! I hope to write something with you one time - a collaboration!

Posted 3 Years Ago

Emma Kirchhoff

3 Years Ago

For sure! After my finals this week, I'll be in touch! Sounds like a good plan!
Some Kind of Poet

3 Years Ago

Okay! Good luck on your finals!
Emma Kirchhoff

3 Years Ago

Thank you!

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Added on May 31, 2015
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Emma Kirchhoff
Emma Kirchhoff

Sacramento, CA

I am a budding poet just wanting to share my writing. I appreciate any and all comments. I am going to be a junior next year, and am both a Section and Chapter FFA officer. I enjoy volleyball, Drama C.. more..