what you don’t know
will hurt you anyways
is the only reality
the liar knows the truth
therefore the truth exists
it is never hidden
you carry on without knowing
but you are living within a lie
and that is pain….un-felt
a secret is a perspective
it’s an illusion, my friend
Merril is hosting Poetics this week and she has asked us to write about secrets.
I fear for the pain….un-felt, somehow I feel that the ugliest of secrets will catch up with us one day.
Those deep, dark secrets always do seem to come out some day to destroy lives.
Well-said, Mish, no matter how many times we refuse to acknowledge it, it’s there, waiting.
Good point: one can’t keep the secret from its source.
Illusion or not, secrets gnaw deep within.
Wow! You really socked it to us… no secrets here …only truth.
oh that ending is like a bomb!
A great title, Mish, and I love the final lines! Lies are the soap in the bubble – the truth is the pop.
A secret is a perspective.. This is a nice thing to ponder on
Ah, that title. So often people resist the burst of the bubble they’ve constructed. And the weight of the unfelt pain! I do love the ending, like a quick suture, the bubble bursts and is seen for the illusion it was. Beautifully done!
Wow Mish! Well done, and so much truth here.
Pain, yet to be felt, when secrets are told to yourself. Great topic to dive into.
Love the title….and these two lines
“a secret is a perspective
it’s an illusion”
What is that saying, omission is still a lie?
I was referring to secrets that are lies and how the one holding the secret may feel that whatever they have hidden has no affect….since it is hidden. I think the secret/lie is so powerful it isn’t really a secret at all. It toys with reality….for the liar and the one lied to.