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The Yearning of Secrets

Updated on March 20, 2013
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The Yearning of Secrets

By Tony DeLorger © 2013

Secrets live in the shadow of truth,

so close as to tease revelation into a frenzy,

pleading the light at every turn,

searching for the balance of misguided intents.

Like a beacon a guilty conscience glows,

the undercurrent of a shallow pretence,

a veil often in tact through persistence and repetition,

yet for some, the lies obvious and blatant.

Secrets are tethered to reality, no matter how refuted,

like a string of lacklustre pearls around your neck,

in plain sight yet tainted and unnoticeable,

blended into their host, melding with flesh.

The longer secrets are kept the more they infest,

truth becoming smeared into a dream like reality,

where connection is lost in the lies of misguidance,

and the host no longer recognises what is and what isn't.

Secrets yearn for freedom,

the peace of realisation and becoming whole,

and in desperation will flee any concealment given a modicum of light,

and the sweet release of resolution.

Like dark probing roots, secrets invade our lives,

undermining thought and action,

until they are transformed into accepted truth,

and forgiveness is sought to ease the pain of intolerable ineptitude.


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    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thank you Suprabha, I'm glad you found it so.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Ausseye, glad you connected.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Kim, much appreciated.

    • Suprabha Raorane profile image

      Suprabha Raorane 

      5 years ago from mumbai,india

      Beautiful :)

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      5 years ago

      Hi Tony,

      Loved the dark nature of your secret and it caused a dark moment that I will express because you made the moment :

      A secret is forever pledged until an individual is blessed

      With Catholic taint, dressed in black

      To reveal a truth more sorry that our countries past

      Black, white and then more, much more black

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      5 years ago from North Carolina

      This IS an AMAZING poem. The words, sentiments and imagery are right on. Excellent work. Voted up and awesome.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Why thank you wildove5, I'm so glad you enjoyed my work. Have a great day.

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      5 years ago from Cumberland, R.I.

      Beautiful! Just beautiful!


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