The burden of a secret that was never yours
Rakes like eagle talons and grizzly claws.
Stumbled upon or searched for,
Once you know you cannot ignore.
One, two, buckle my shoe;
Climb a lil’ higher – reach for the belt.
Thoughts imagined and feelings felt,
Tales of frizzy hairs and two sticking like glue.
The burden of a secret that was never yours!
Do you open your mouth or stick to the clause?
Is it to forgive or to make yours –
Unbecoming secret for someone else to disclose?
Get calm, breathe; maybe grit your teeth,
Walk it off when you begin to seethe.
Closed-off chapters and envelopes sealed…
“There is nothing hid that shall not be revealed.”
by Anna T. D. Gowera