Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Open Secrets

I would shut my eyes
And bite my tongue
Let every urge fade by
But wouldn't spill out
The secret I save no matter
How hard ye try!

As human I am
And humans can be
Like ketchup bottles that squeeze
Just wrap me around
Your curly fingers
The truth will I reveal!

I’d often mix-up
And mostly forget
Which tale was to be shared?
And which ones were those
That my bridesmaid told
As good as not to be there?!

Then one brain-day,
It occurred to me
That secrets could be shared!
That I could go on,
Singing song after song
And not be under your flare!

So, on a moment when I
Couldn’t hold it behind
My tummy started to churn!
I laid out the words
And crossed my fingers,
‘Promise, you won’t tell anyone!’

That did it! That did it!
I went on to spill it
What otherwise was a secret
I slept well that night
Gave reason for no fight
And caused no racket!

And so, in the end
In a bunch of some friends
An open secret did all keep
Triumphed inside,
And burning to hide
All appeared oblivious and meek.

2 comments:

camphor said...

Secrets like lies are inconvenient to keep track of. :) I dislike both.

I've always wondered about the point where the open secret becomes a non-secret, and people begin to discuss it.

Divita said...

@Camphor
A liar or a secret holder is generally a victim of circumstances...we all dislike them :)

If people start discussing the secret you had so smartly hidden between them, take it as your cue to run from there! :P