A secret passion;
A peculiar indulgence
She kept from everyone
Except her conscience!
And for so many years
A weight on her shoulder
She fret and shed tears
As her world gets even colder
An all-consuming obsession
Though it could never ever be
In her mind, a compulsion
Sadly, she’d never be free
No one will understand
Those who love her, more so!
The life she has planned
No one will ever know!
But soon enough, at life’s end
At her grave, a secret will be
In a letter she penn’d
For all her loved ones to see
 
© F Aparici    10/04/2016

Ask me not what her obsession is. For I know not rightly so. But wouldn't it be a sad life all around if you have a secret you cannot share with anyone, much less with the people you love and who loves you?

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J Ann Crowder
over 2 years

I really loved this one. It flows nicely, has a good message. Thank you!

Francis
Francis
over 2 years

Thanks Jenifer. Glad to see you're back.

J Ann Crowder
J Ann Crowder
over 2 years

@Francis: I'm going to try to get back to what I love, writing. My family just experienced two tragedies in the last few months and I just haven't been writing as much. That's why I have been more absent than normal for me. Glad to be back too!

Francis
Francis
over 2 years

@Jenifer: Sorry to hear that. Hope things will be better from henceforth

Charlotte B. Williams
over 2 years

I like poems that tell a story , very interesting.

Francis
Francis
over 2 years

Thank you

Nelson D Reyes
over 2 years

"Impatient to be free..." seems to be the nature of secrets, of course all depends on the persons holding them. This poem reminds me of the song "Secret Love". Precisely what we are doing in this venue, "...now I shout it from the highest hill, even told a golden daffodil...".A few of our secrets the daffodils have heard and the bees pollinated! :-)) Like, Brod.

Francis
Francis
over 2 years

Thank you Brod. I'm a blabbermouth, but even so I keep some embarrassing secrets to myself. LOL

Robert L. Martin
over 2 years

Iit is very hard to live with a deep secret. I have some that no one will ever know. That was a very good poem, Francis, very down to earth.

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