Mariah Wilkinson

Rookie (October 23 / Victoria BC)

Shhh... - Poem by Mariah Wilkinson

Torture is dreading
The revealing of a secret that cannot be kept
Though it is not yours to keep
You hold it close
But through no fault of your own
Its time is soon to come
The revelation which
May or may not change a life
Or a friendship
Or even just an opinion
It is knowing that your world
Will explode
When things become known
If not from keeping it
Fighting and chained inside
For too long
The secret
The torturous truth
Eats at your soul
Not with dainty cutlery and doilies
But tearing, ripping, shredding
Destructively devouring
What little sanity remains your own
Do they really have to know?
It must be found out
But why must it be from me?
You shall see
When all becomes clear
How secrets can murder
Or enrage
Or enamour
Or the burst of relief
When the secret world
Falls off your shoulders
And into the snake pit
Of judgement

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 12, 2010

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