Saturday, October 2, 2021

THE KEEPER

The Sunday Muse #180


                                                            My lips are sealed.’

                                                            I am the keeper of

                                                            dark secrets passed 

                                                            to me by those

                                                            who came before

                                                            I do not speak of the

                                                            tortured souls they

                                                            left behind,. My eye

                                                           is ever open, seeking

                                                            respite from the

                                                            burden I bear

13 comments:

  1. Being the keeper of secrets can be a heavy burden indeed! Glad to see you at the Muse Bev, and I love the direction the image took you.

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  2. Fun Boy Three would love this! ("Our Lips Are Sealed")

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  3. "My eye / is ever open, seeking / respite from the / burden I bear." Damn! That is a heavy load!

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  4. I'm thinking of Sisyphus when I read this. If only the speaker could get to a place where they can unburden themselves.

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  5. I love your response to the prompt!

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  6. The burden is bound to be a daunting task. It works on the mind like a conscience so strong.

    Hank

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  7. That's a big burden, Bev. Stay aware so that you don't become a tortured who is left behind.
    ..

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  8. This reminds me of hearing about lists of people to avoid in certain industries. Powerful poem.

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  9. The keeper of secrets is indeed a heavy burden.

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  10. Oh it's a tortured walk the keeper of secrets must step. Great writing!

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  11. Secrets are indeed a heavy load. Nicely told Bev.

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  12. Bev, this is a perfect image / poetry pairing!!

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