I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.
Response: Word Prompts Help Creativity ~Week 31(Secrets) - "Secrets"; "Government Cover-Up"; & "White Lies" is three poems I have written for the word prompt, "Secrets" from "Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 31.
The first one is an acrostic poem. Then there is one about UFO'S.
The final one shows the pain and heartbreak a white lie can have on a relationship.
"Coco Quinn ~ Secrets"
Ecaping the truth
Creating an illusion for our eyes
Railroading us into a detour
Erasing our common sense
Tossing honesty aside
Sacrificing our morals.
The Truth ~ Cover-Up
The existence of UFO'S (Unidentified Flying Objects) has been a subject for debate for a long time.
The most widely known case was back in1947, known as The Roswell Incident.
A crash landing that happened on a New Mexico Ranch. The Government claimed days later it was only weather ballons.
Did they cover it up? Or did it really happen?
Then their was an abduction case involving Betty & Barney Hill.
This happened in September of 1961. Both seem to be credible witnesses. Barney was a postal employee and Betty was a social worker.
But a government employee from Project Blue Book suggest the two of them only saw Jupiter.
While a psychologist states that they made the whole story up. Yet under hypnosis, the two of them recall seeing little greys.
Is it a government conspiracy to hide the truth or did this really happen?
the Roswell Incident,
secrets hidden for way too long,
discouraging the belief in UFO's.
A government ploy
like Project Blue Book,
proclaiming to discover the truth
only to dismiss eyewitness sightings.
Forgetting those like Betty & Barney Hill
who took a drive on a September night in 1961,
losing two hours of time
with no recollection.
remembering the tiny grays
poking and prodding,
only for authorities to claim
Jupiter was lingering in the sky,
projecting minds little games.
Little white lies
spoken from one’s mouth
thinking it’s better to hide the whole truth,
usually are the one’s that splinter the heart
when they come to light.
A secret that’s not necessary
in the first place,
leads to more deceit,
in a vicious cycle
to cover up the first one.
Hiding undisclosed information
that sets a heartache into motion,
when the truth unveils it’s tiny secrets.
The more secrets you keep, the less opportunity you have for real intimacy.
— Michelle Peterson
"3 Doors Down ~ Behind Those Eyes"
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