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Response: Word Prompts Help Creativity ~week 31(secrets) - "Secrets"; "Government Cover-Up"; & "White Lies"

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Response: Word Prompts Help Creativity ~Week 31(Secrets) - "Secrets"; "Government Cover-Up"; & "White Lies" is three poems I have written on the word prompt, "Secrets."

The first one is an acrostic poem. Then there is another about UFO'S.

The final one is about the pain and heartbreak a white lie can have on a relationship.

"Coco Quinn ~ Secrets"

Secrets

Something hidden

Ecaping the truth

Creating an illusion for our eyes

Railroading us into a detour

Erasing our common sense

Tossing honesty aside

Sacrificing our morals.

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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?

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Government Cover-Up

Area 51,

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.


Under hypnosis,

remembering the tiny grays

poking and prodding,

only for authorities to claim

Jupiter was lingering in the sky,

projecting minds little games.

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White Lies

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

is dishonesty

that sets a heartache into motion,

when the truth unveils it’s tiny secrets.

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The more secrets you keep, the less opportunity you have for real intimacy.

— Michelle Peterson

"3 Doors Down ~ Behind Those Eyes"

© 2021 BRENDA ARLEDGE

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BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 17, 2021:

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BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on September 26, 2021:

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BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on September 26, 2021:

Miebakagh

I think a lot of people find it difficult to believe that others inhabit this universe.

But why would we be the only ones?

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on September 26, 2021:

Vidya

Hey gal, I'm glad to hear you enjoy stories about UFO'S too.

I guess I'm not the only one.

When there are lies and secrests in a relationship, there is no true relationship.

Glad to see you.

Have a nice Sunday.

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on September 26, 2021:

"and it seem possible there is life else where in this vast universe." That the majority of the earth bound persons will not understand. Actually, they is life on other planets in the vast universe. Social intercourse like worship was even carry out.

VIDYA D SAGAR on September 26, 2021:

A great collection of poems Brenda. I have always been fascinated by stories about UFO's and it seems possible there is life elsewhere in this vast universe. I believe too that there is no place for secrets and lies in a true relationship. I enjoyed reading all the three poems. Thanks for sharing.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on September 25, 2021:

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BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on September 25, 2021:

Peggy

They definitely must be more advanced than us to travel at the speed of light.

But like you....I believe there are other populated planets.

I mean..why not?

Besides that...I do know a little about the unclassified events of thd past & part of it is true.

So look up...you might see one.

Have a great weekend.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on September 25, 2021:

More and more credible people are seeing what they think are UFOs. I have always wondered why we would be the ONLY populated planet in this vast universe? Obviously, if aliens are traveling here, and we cannot yet travel to where they reside, they must be more advanced than we are.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on September 25, 2021:

Li-Jen

Thank you.

Each week I write my own response to the word prompt.

I love using word prompts too.

UFO'S is something that intrigues me.

I actually knew a few people who worked at Wright Patterson Air Force Base.

Have a great day.

Li-Jen Hew on September 25, 2021:

Area 51 was a good subject to cover and I agree that little white lies can be dangerous. I'm glad that you finally wrote secret themed poems that you encouraged. Thank you for sharing!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on September 24, 2021:

Chitrangada

Thank you.

You are right.

There is no place for lies in a relationship, but people constantly think it's okay to tell a white lie.

It's an endless cycle...one lie, then millions to cover it up.

As for the UFO'S, I have always been intrigued with them.

Thanks for reading and have a great day.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on September 24, 2021:

Hello Brenda!

Excellent poems and on different themes. I liked all of them. The UFO poem is well thought of, and unique.

The message is well conveyed in the poem on White lies. Once a lie is told, there is bound to be many more, to hide the first one. Moreover, there is no place for lies and secrets in relationships. It hurts the trust, on which relationships are based.

Thank you for sharing!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on September 24, 2021:

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BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on September 24, 2021:

Misbah

Thank you for your kindness.

I scribbled them down pretty quick...glad u like them.

Hugs

Bredz

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on September 24, 2021:

Miebakagh

Yep. I have known a few

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Rebels. on September 24, 2021:

A very beautiful collection of poems, Bredz. I enjoyed reading all of them. A brilliant take on the word prompt, "secrets". I loved it all!! All of them are so beautifully scribbled. It's hard to choose one. Love ya !! xx

Blessings to you as always!!

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on September 24, 2021:

Brenda, yes, some lies are in the grave! Thanks.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on September 24, 2021:

Bill

Thank you so much for that wonderful comment & right back at you.

I am amazed with your work & how writing seems to come so naturally to you.

I am honored by your words.

Have a great week.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on September 24, 2021:

Pamela

Thank you.

I do believe other people believe they hide lies to spare someone's feelings & yes, sometimes to protect themselves.

I honestly have never liked them, but I hear people use them a lot.

I just need to accept that others are going to be dishonest & not let it bother me.

I'm glad you liked these.

Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on September 24, 2021:

Rinita

Thank you.

White Lies hits a nerve with me.

I've always heard that if I didn't tell someone, then it's not a lie.

Sorry...but to me it most definitely is a lie.

Those ones hurt the most.

Have a wonderful day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on September 24, 2021:

Miebakagh

Thank you.

I'm glad these words make sense. I'd hate to think one couldn't understand them.

Secrets are usually revealed, but I've known a few that went to the grave.

Some people are great at hiding & keeping them.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on September 24, 2021:

John

Thank you so much!

I have always thought the government knows more than they tell us about UFO'S.

Those little white lies really irk me.

People actually think if you don't know...it's okay.

Have a wonderful day & enjoy your Spring.

It got a bit chilly here that last couple of nights, but we're shooting for 70's today.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on September 24, 2021:

Liz

Thank you.

I appreciate you reading & leaving me such a great comment.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on September 24, 2021:

Rosina

Thank you.

I've always been intrigued by UFO'S.

Those little white lies are usually the worse.

People do this all the time & think they are harmless.

Take care and enjoy your day.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on September 24, 2021:

Outstanding collection of work. It's no secret that HP has some talented writers and poets.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on September 24, 2021:

I like all three of your poems, Brenda, the acrostic, the government secrets about UFOs and the last one about white lies.

Each one is uniquely different, and they were very enjoyable to read. I think people hide lies for many reasons, but mostly to not hurt someone they care about or maybe themselves. Well done!

Rinita Sen on September 24, 2021:

Diverse collection. All written very well. White lies is my favorite.

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on September 24, 2021:

I like all the poems. It is likely that no secrets can be hiden for ever. Secrets are either truth or lies. Whether one conceal them or not, they will be blown up by themselves or a second or third party. All the poems makes senses to me. Convert practices by government agents are also lies, secrets, and... Much thanks.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on September 23, 2021:

An excellent interpretation of lies. Brenda. The Governments UFO cover-up certainly fits the bill, and the "White Lies" at the end is something many couples go through, I guess, mistakenly think they are better hidden than revealed. Thank you for sharing.

Liz Westwood from UK on September 23, 2021:

This is an interesting and creative selection of poetry covering a ranges of secrets.

Rosina S Khan on September 23, 2021:

Wonderful poetry, Brenda. The acrostic poem contains a sense of humor. The UFO poem is what the government officials would do to hide such an event. And the White Lies poem is so true- even they get in the way of relationships. I enjoyed all of them. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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