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Peace with Honesty | A Poem by Sravani Singampalli

We all have heard the moral
That one should always be honest
Because honesty is rewarded.
Yes. We all should be like
That honest woodcutter
In the story ‘The Woodcutter and the Axe’.
But is it only about rewards?
Is it only about getting a silver axe?
A golden axe?
Honesty is not about getting more
Or receiving the best.
It has more to do
With our character
Being our true selves and
That which helps us find
Peace within ourselves.

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