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everyone has secrets and sometimes they're hard to keep, but sometimes admitting them through poems and stories makes it a little better... at least for me

Message from Writer

Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind, is written large in his works -- Virginia Woolf

Secret.

November 24, 2019

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I’m sorry it took me so long
To realize that one secret can change everything
I never meant for this to get this far
And yet, here we are
Face to face
Not blinking 
Eye to eye 
With tears forming 
Prisoners of my own design  
Begging to be set free 
You ask me
Why? How? 
What made you do it?
Tell me lies 
But I,
I have no answers
I just wanted to protect you
I argued with myself
Didn’t know what to do
What to say
How to tell the truth
How to tell you 
That I had a secret 
One that could burn you.
So I kept it to myself
Didn’t tell anyone else 
But now, here we are
And you can’t trust me 
Anymore
And you don’t trust me
Anymore 
And you won’t trust me 
Anymore 
So you turn around to leave 
And suddenly, I’m falling, falling, falling 
Into Hades’s hopeless hands
Cause the fates have decided 
I’ve done enough 
Hurt enough
Lied enough 
And so here I am falling, falling, falling 
Once again. 
My secret changed us 
And I’ll admit I broke us
At least that’s not a secret too
But my aim was to protect you
Let you remain untouched by the coldness of our world
I hoped, I wished, I tried
But I was wrong to do what I did 
Because instead, I opened up your eyes
And as it turns out, my disguise 
Was nothing more than a piece of glass 
Never giving me a real chance
No
Rather it was enough for you to see through me
The lies I told
The pain you felt 
The wariness we couldn’t help
One secret and I cracked us down the middle 
Like a shattered mirror 
I guess we ended up worse than I ever feared
And now I’m guessing this is goodbye
And I’m guessing you’re leaving me for good this time
I guessed and I guess and I’ll guess
With nothing more to show for it than a mess
I guessed and I guess and I’ll guess
And I just hope I get it right one day
Someday 
But for now, I hope you know I tried my very best. 

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