When I was a young teen, she was my secret-keeper
She knew all about me, because I told her
 
Knew all my skeletons, on her I could depend!
Ain’t my sweetheart, just a really good friend
 
As always, life intervenes, and we lost touch
Time separates friends, distance just as much
 
As years passed, most of our memories fade
And my youthful secrets remained in the shade
 
We met again; a school reunion bound to happen
Like old times we spent the whole night laughin’
 
But out of the blue, she unburdened a deep secret
Made me swear, that’s how we should keep it
 
Now I carry this heavy burden hence to forever
All I know for sure, adult secrets harder to bear
 
Twenty years later, in a reunion we met again
Our eyes met, we smiled, no words were spoken
 
But she knew her secret’s forever safe with me
My lips are sealed, though difficult it will be!
 
Sadly, two months ago my dear friend passed away
Our secrets shall remain so, forever and alway
 
© F Aparici
04/04/2019

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Charlotte B. Williams
over 1 year

Well a promise is a promise. Interesting story Francis.
How have you been ? Hope all is well.

Francis
Francis
over 1 year

Everything’s good Charlotte. Yes, after all, our word is our bond. Thanks for liking

Nelson D Reyes
over 1 year

Undoubtedly your dear friend is resting in peace, your secret tucked sacredly with her and hers with you. Friendship at its best.

Thanks Brod. Like.

Francis
Francis
over 1 year

Yes Brod. Lips are sealed. Thanks for liking

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