Secrets tend to make things seem
more devious than mysterious.
What is confidential
will naturally be consequential.
To deceive another
in order to save face,
will cause missed opportunities
to experience their saving grace.
Be careful of those secrets
that are created and justified,
they increase fears and bitterness
while in darkness they putrefy.
Love is incompatible
with deceits corrosiveness,
and the thing that is most haunting
is the eventual loss of trust.
Since trust does not go all at once
but slowly evaporates,
turned into ghosts by secrets
as they accumulate.
ria – (edited) 2015
Above is a poem that I wrote about secrets.
How I feel about secrets has for a long time remained the same. I’ve never liked secrets, because it is not just withholding information, but involves other negative actions like lies and deceit. I know that not all that is private is a secret, and we all have secrets. Weather it’s a family secret, a state secret, secret recipes or our personal closet of bones, their knowledge tend to cause anxiety. Though often justified, secrets can cause painful miscommunication and hamper development of individuals and relationships. In order to maintain trust, openness and honesty there can be no secrets.
Blessed Love – ria
This is my response to Writing 101 assignment for Day 3
On Word Inspiration – ‘Secrets’ is my prompt of choice.