Secrets - Poem by RIC S. BASTASA

Can you keep a secret?
I ask you
I will test you
About my loneliness
It is a secret
That I keep
And I want to share
It with you
If you can keep
A secret

You cannot
Keep a secret
Today a friend
For me

And so
my loneliness
Has spread
From one mouth
To another
Throughout the world

And all my friends
And acquaintances
Call today
Telling me

We share the same secrets

But I am lonelier
I have another secret
That I can no longer
Share with you

You cannot keep a secret

You never knew
what delicate means

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Poem Edited: Thursday, April 10, 2008

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