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“In the deeper recesses of every heart is a store of hoarded secrets.”
– Christian Nestell Bovee, Intuitions and Summaries of Thought
“We dance round in a ring and suppose, but the secret sits in the middle and knows.”
– Robert Frost, The Secret Sits
Our dreams are h(a)unted,
but not by those things
that go bump in the night –
ghosts and hobgoblins,
banshees, ogres and ghouls.
No, we stress over
the conceivable uncovering
of clandestine privacies;
are pestered by
the possible discovery
of covert li(v)es.
We fuss and fret
over secrets we keep,
and the rational fear
in our sleep.
The above poem is written in response to Robert Lee Brewer’s Poetic Asides APRIL PAD (Poem-A-Day) Challenge for Day 2 (a “secret” poem):
Below are some additional links for Robert’s PAD Challenge:
NOTE: In the spirit of the TIPS' suggestion #6 (Focus on writing first drafts) I’ve left my day 1 offering for another time. It’s presently a very rough draft and a work-in-progress that I’m still intending to revisit & revise, so I won’t post it here in its current “half-naked” state.
Anyway, here’s a link to the Day 1 prompt and postings for Robert’s Poetic Asides PAD (Poem-A-Day) Challenge (a “resistance” poem):