Secrets Held

Oh dear friend, should I reveal to you
The frailties of my life
Should I give you truth without delay
Of some causes of my strife

You are the one who forever listens
To my pains, sorrows, and fears
Yet I still hesitate greatly
To speak more into your ears

We are not so close as it would seem
I think kindred spirits would suit
To describe our valued friendship
So I hesitate not to be mute

As much as I want to share with you
It may also distance you somehow
I’m always looking for the best time
Should I reveal my fear even now?

There isn’t a single reason to speak
Nothing binding nor separating I think
The news is inconsequential to me
Yet causes my spirit to further sink

It is a pain that only I know
It is a heartbreak to show without
But chilling and damning also
While perceiving it I could shout

But then it isn’t going to change a thing
If I stay quiet and withdraw again
Our friendship will not suffer
Though it threatens to drive me insane

A little secret that I don’t deny
A bit of news for only willing ears
But wrought with danger too
Cresting on mountains of fear

So I will contain myself further
Hold this thing within my soul
Friendship is something to cherish
The singular objective goal.

Barbara Blackcinder

About Barbara Blackcinder

I am a poet/writer with a hunger for words. There are so many out there that I haven't used yet. They define all reality and especially mine when you read those from me.
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