Five four three two one
in the midst of keeping the secret
I lose control
How I do try to avoid it but
sometimes there is
Just a little damage.
Written at Montgomery County Community College, Brendlinger Library.
11 thoughts on “Excuse Me”
The results of losing control of a secret are usually not good…(K)
Yes. At least for the person whose secret it is. There is such an urge to tell someone your secret, and yet by doing so it risks becoming un-secret, and yet you do it anyway. I am interested in this urge, everyone has it. To have secrets, know secrets, and tell secrets.
There are also those things you keep secret about yourself that you would like to tell someone but don’t know how. I have experienced this myself, and seen others caught up in it. It gets harder and harder the longer you wait.
Yes, that is so true. It’s as if the secret gets heavier and larger and harder to carry.
Awesome little poem! I wonder if the other library patrons know what you are up to while you sit there 😉
Thank you. To be honest, I think (since the other Montco patrons are mostly young college aged people) I am invisible to them, being an old lady!
The revelation of some secrets certainly can be explosive. I have experience of having to share a historic secret that really blew some things up. I am generally, however, a very good secret-keeper and people know they can trust me to keep their confidence.
I am poor at keeping secrets though I try so hard, but I am a blurter. What’s on my mind has usually gotten said, but in my later years I am better at it than I used to be. Still, you have been warned.
What’s strange about me as that I can keep someone else’s secret with ease but I have no internal edit or filter when it comes to things that pop into my head spewing forth from my mouth.
I’m a pretty good secret keeper – but sometimes it can slip – like a grenade carelessly dropped….
Yes. The whole subject of secrets is a surprisingly violent one, since revealing them so often has intense consequences, I think.
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