Writer’s Digest is hosting a Poem a Day Challenge for National Poetry Month. What a great idea! As I only found out about it today, I am already a day behind, but I have at least started. We’ll see how many I can do! Today’s theme is secrets. While I already have a couple of poems about secrets, I wrote a new one–feeling the challenge should get me writing, not just posting existing poems. Here’s my contribution:
He thought it was a secret.
He thought she didn’t know.
Hidden where she wouldn’t ferret
Out the things he did not show.
Yet when two in intimate
Living become so, so close,
Things hidden push the limit
Of that which we expose.
“Knowing” without knowing
She intuited the truth.
He blissfully ignoring
The odd taste in his vermouth.
Hold not secrets from your other,
Your better half, your spouse.
Be honest with your lover
And keep peace within your house.
Check out http://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/2015-april-pad-challenge-day-2/comment-page-7#comment-3524760 for this and other submissions and to join the challenge!