SECRETS

Beware, the spider’s web
Unsuspecting, caught, exposed
Your secret…. buried deep
Doesn’t need to be disclosed.

Embarrassed, feeling weak
Cold and naked in their eyes
Reflections of your past
The question’s always…. why?

They begin to pry
The conversation…. way too serious
The lamb that’s led to slaughter
Now must satisfy the curious.

You have been deposed
Lay your faults out on the table
Let them be the judge
They’ll decide if you are stable.

The mistakes that you have made
Buried somewhere deep within
There they should remain
No need to bear your sins.

No good will come of this
Another trip down memory lane
Never leads to anywhere
Once you’re done, you’ll feel ashamed.

Not every question needs an answer
Learn to stagger, learn to stall
Hold back, learn to protect yourself
Don’t feel compelled to tell it all.

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Image from Google Images: kissclipart.com

Author: Patty Richardson

Writer: Film scripts, poetry, short stories.

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