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Secrets In A Locket

A Cold Dying Ember

By Kelli Sheckler-AmsdenPublished 3 months ago 1 min read
Top Story - December 2023
Secrets In A Locket
Photo by Daniel Pintilei on Unsplash

i got lost in a secret

it made my heart smile

i promised to keep it

if for only a while


this one little secret

could light cities on fire

the tiniest floweret

i have agreed to conspire


i keep it in my pocket

keep it close to my side

i wear it in a locket

a silver chain and rawhide


no one will ever

get me to confess

i'm a little bit harder

to fool, i guess


i'll stay lost in the secret

no, i won't tell a soul

and to be quite honest

it should never be told


if i must, i will bury it

deep underground

in a sacred, secret garden

that can never be found


i'll cover it, with wildflowers

stir the leaves all around

i'll protect it from showers

and those nosey ol' hounds


tending the vines of september

growing luscious and tall

till no-one remembers

i had a secret at all


a cold dying ember

turned to ash in the breeze

escaping surrender

way up, over the trees

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About the Creator

Kelli Sheckler-Amsden

Telling stories my heart needs to tell <3 life is a journey, not a competition

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  • Andrea Corwin 2 months ago

    A secretive poem, about a secret! Very nicely done.

  • J. S. Wade2 months ago

    Your lovely poetic has immersive imagery knitted together with mysterious undertones of emotions. A beautiful poem. Congratulations Kelli! 🥰

  • I think the beauty grows with the passing of each verse!

  • Tressa Rose3 months ago

    Very beautifully done!

  • Oh wow, Kelli, this was so good. I felt like I was reading a legend, a mythical tale. I can't tell you how much I liked this!

  • Kingbabs3 months ago

    i love readinhg it

  • Margaret Brennan3 months ago

    CONGRATULATION ON TS. This was so beautiful.

  • Andie Emerson3 months ago

    This is lovely 😍

  • Babs Iverson3 months ago

    Captivating nature poem!!! Loved it!!! ❤️❤️💕Congratulations on Top Story too!!!

  • Celia in Underland3 months ago

    The whimsy in this is just lovely 🤍

  • Now that, ladies and gentlemen, is how a secret should be kept!

  • Shirley Belk3 months ago

    made me smile

  • Paul Levinson3 months ago

    Enjoyed the poem. And for some reason, I really like the "keep it" rhyme with "secret".

  • That's okay. I didn't want to know anyway. That didn't work? Gosh darn it! Love the poem, BTW.

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