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Let Us Bury Our Secrets - Response to Word Challenge

Umesh is a freelance writer contributing his creative writings on varied subjects in various knowledge and educational sites in internet.

Preface

Our fellow hubber, Brenda Arledge, every week gives us a word to inspire and motivate us to produce some creative piece of writing and the word given for this week is 'secrets'.

Most of the people in this world are keeping some secrets deep in their hearts. It could be anything of any nature like personal, financial, social, political, or related to physical disability.
It is difficult to explain the reasons as to why people keep secrets in their hearts but there could be different reasons for doing that varying from Individual to Individual. Actually, when someone is hiding something from others it means he has some apprehensions for which he thinks that it should not come out in open publicly. In many cases, it is related to some personal ego or personal information or in extreme cases, it could also be some criminal activity.
Though having secrets is very common in human beings but it has a darker side also. Many times people suffer because of hiding some secrets deep in their hearts and always worrying as if what will happen if someone comes to know about them. Living in such continuous stress and tension of mind is not a good thing. If it is so then it will always be better to bury those secrets and forget about them. Sometimes, it may look a bit surprising thing, but even disclosing them to other people doesn't bring any harm or any bad situation to the keeper of that secret. In many cases, the person keeping the secrets might be having wrong apprehensions about the whole thing.
This set of two poems including one acrostic poem is an effort to bring all the above ponderings and thinking about the secrets and ways to get rid of them. Why keep unnecessary tensions and stresses in our minds when we can very well live without them happily and joyfully.

Let Us Bury Our Secrets

Secrets are inevitable,
And are parts of our lives.
They are there since childhood,
Like the soul in our body thrives.

It is difficult to understand,
The psychology of secrets.
Why we have them and,
Keep them in deep pockets.

Children have secrets,
Of innocent nature.
But when they become adults,
Their secrets also turn mature.

Everyone will have some secrets,
Keeping them in a mysterious cage.
But when they are unearthed,
They could be a matter of disgrace.

Why can't we live in this world,
Just like an open book.
Where there on no secrets,
And no stories to cook.

We must nip in the bud,
The secrets in the forming.
That would make us trouble free,
When we get up every morning.

Let us bury the secrets,
In the deepest place around.
So that we don't get from it,
Even a whispering sound.

An acrostic poem - secrets

Shame of mistakes done,

Easily generates secrets.

Caring to hide them,

Retains them to inlets.

Experiencing the pain,

Torture and continuous stress,

Slowly what the person gets.

Secrets

© 2021 Umesh Chandra Bhatt

Comments

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on September 25, 2021:

Flourish, thanks a lot for your visit and observation. Have a nice time.

FlourishAnyway from USA on September 25, 2021:

Everyone carries some secrets. The burden of carrying some of them can be unbearable. I like that you pointed out the aspect of shame. A little more openness and honesty about our faults and misgivings could lead to a world where fewer secrets are needed.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on September 24, 2021:

Vidsagster, thank you so much for going through my work. Thanks for reading and making such a nice comment, have a nice time.

VIDYA D SAGAR on September 24, 2021:

A great response to Brenda's word prompt, Umesh. Secrets that do no good are best buried and forgotten. I enjoyed reading both the poems. Thanks for sharing.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on September 24, 2021:

Vellur, thanks a lot for your visit and sparing time to go through my work. Feel happy that you liked this poem. Have a nice day.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on September 23, 2021:

A great response to Brenda's word prompt. It is best to bury our secrets so that we do not hear a sound from them. I enjoyed reading both the poems, well expressed.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on September 23, 2021:

Chitrangada, happy that you liked the poem. Thanks for your visit and sparing time to go through my work. Highly appreciate.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on September 23, 2021:

An insightful article and a wonderful response to the word prompt, secrets.

I agree with your thoughts, that keeping secrets can bring unnecessary worries and stress. It doesn't make much difference to others, as people have apprehensions.

Nice expressed poems, to convey these messages.

Thank you for sharing!

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on September 23, 2021:

Brenda, you are sparing so much of your time in this activity. I think that is a commendable thing. You are a modest person. I highly appreciate your efforts and review of our responses to your world challenge. Thanks and have a nice day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on September 23, 2021:

Sorry Umesh...

I tried to make it shorter this time

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on September 23, 2021:

Pamela, you are a kind soul. Thank you so much for your visit and your observations. Have a nice time.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on September 23, 2021:

Jodah, so kind of you to make such words of encouragement. It means a lot for me. Thanks.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on September 23, 2021:

Brenda, thank you for your detailed and exhaustive review my poem.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on September 23, 2021:

Li, so kind of you to spare time for going through my work. Appreciate much.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on September 23, 2021:

Billybuc, thanks for your visit and the words of encouragement. Have a nice day.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on September 23, 2021:

Teodora, thanks for your visit and for making such a nice comment. Happy that you liked it.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on September 23, 2021:

I like your very good poems, Umesh. The acrostic poem is good, but the first poem is my favorite. I think there is a lot of truth in that poem. Well done!

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on September 23, 2021:

Well done Umesh, your commentary describes perfectly what it is like to harbour secrets and that hiding them is often an unnecessary worry. The poems are also excellent. Great job.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on September 23, 2021:

Umesh

Your poem,"Let Us Bury Our Secrets" you tell us that we all have secrets.

They started innocently in our childhood but as an adult these secrets could bring us disgrace.

It would be best to bury our secrets and live life like an open book with no more secrets.

In your, "An acrostic poem - secrets" you tell us how secrets form from the mistakes we've made.

But keeping them hidden brings us pain and stress.

Wonderful video that shows us just how secrets make one feel.

Great job.

I'll post a link in the word prompt article.

Li-Jen Hew on September 23, 2021:

The message in your poem is true and clear and you rhymed well. Nice and relatable poem! If only we could read minds to reveal secrets.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on September 23, 2021:

Well done! I enjoyed your poetry. I had a mentor once who told me we are only as healthy, or sick, as the number of secrets we carry with us. I believe that to be true.

Teodora Gheorghe on September 23, 2021:

I loved the acrostic poem! Indeed, we all have secrets. It is human nature.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt (author) from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on September 23, 2021:

Thanks, Liz for your speedy visit and the beautiful comment.

Liz Westwood from UK on September 23, 2021:

You have created great poetry in response to this week's challenge.

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