Short poems about honesty include "The Orphan's Friend" by Julia Ann Moore, "The Honest Shepherd" by Matthew Prior and "Lo! In Thine Honest Eyes Do I Read" by Robert Louis Stevenson. Additional poems about honesty can be found at PoemHunter.com.
Moore, the author of "The Orphan's Friend", was an American poet also known as the Sweet Singer of Michigan. Moore wrote poems using themes of sadness, disaster and accidents and inspired the character Emmeline Grangford in Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn." Other ballads by Moore include "Dear Love, Do You Remember" and "Gently On The Stream Of Time."
In addition to "The Honest Shepherd," English poet and diplomat Prior also wrote "A True Maid" and "A Fable." Prior had a significant influence on British and German poetry during the 18th century. Prior is known for his 1715 publication, "The Progress of The Mind," a poem with a skeptical and humorous tone that was composed during imprisonment.
Stevenson, author of "Lo! In Thine Honest Eyes Do I Read" was a Scottish writer who was also known as a literary celebrity for his works produced during the 19th century. Stevenson published the novels "Treasure Island," "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," and "Kidnapped."