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Secrets


A bookshelf leading to secret places no one knows.


I carry their secrets,

They stain my soul. 

I carry this burden,

I'm as a shield for life's cold.


There needs no more shame,

Or war.

Lies ripple and tear down cities,

The truth is I can't let it hurt one more.


If their secret flew,

I know I would be understood.

Wings that carry the answers,

O but to burn other hearts it would.


The flames would take over,

And only I would be free.

And the pain would carry,

Far past me.


Copyright © November 28, 2021, Jessica A. Goolsby, Secrets, All Rights Reserved.

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