To keep secret


We have secrets.
Hidden away, in dark places.
Awake, asleep – it weighs us down.
Afraid to confess.

No one is without secrets.
Lies told, lies invented.
We hide a mistake,
it becomes our secret.

A young man in college,
takes a short-cut,
to cheat, becoming a cheat.
A reason for a secret.

Having an abortion,
a baby up for adoption,
parents hush their daughters,
into burying these secrets.

Such burdens on our shoulders.
The stress that follows us.
Our secrets we protect fiercely,
Another we want to let out.

We itch to tell their secrets.
To out the homosexual,
to condemn the unwed mother,
We have this double standard.

Throw the first stone,
let’s judge, let’s point the finger.
Secrets confessed, ruined lives.
Is this why secrets are locked away?

Change this, don’t judge.
Second chance, a grace needed.
Set yourself free, don’t condemn.
To stop hurting, to stop the hurt.

The heart and soul in distress,
the burden of having secrets.
The touch of healing within reach,
to confess, to forgive, to be forgiven.

By C.E. Pereira


Author: cepcarol

I'm a Eurasian of Portuguese, English, Scottish and Malay heritage. And my extended family are of Chinese and Indian heritage. My world is made up of different colours like the rainbow. And like the rainbow I am unique. Reading is my form of relaxation, to escape from the drudgery of daily life and enter into a world of the imagination. It is the love of reading that has led me to try my hand in writing short stories and poems. I hope that in some way my stories and poems will take you for a little while away from the drudgery of the present into the pages of imagination. To new friends found, I bid you, Welcome. Sincerely, C.E. Pereira

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