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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
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Secrets In A Locket
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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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