Sunday, October 10, 2010

CCX - The Secret

One Minute Writer had a topic "Secret"

The Secret

“Can I tell you a little secret?”
Oh, please don’t ask me that;
Am I expected to keep it a secret,
Safely beneath my hat?

A friend, let’s call her Maggie,
Relays secrets with great glee,
She says a secret stays a secret
If you tell no more than three.

She just loves to pass on secrets,
They’re a source of joy to her,
But she is far less understanding
If you spread some dirt on her.

Some people love the juicy gossip
Shared across a wall
But if you have some little secret
Please, don’t tell me at all.
© J Cosmo Newbery

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  1. Very nice poem dear J Cosmo,well written... don't people realise that a secret is just that and should stay that way for once revealed it is a secret no more.

    xoxoxo ♡

  2. I agree - a secret is supposed to be ... well ... secret!

  3. Hey I totally agree, since I may forget it is a secret!!!

  4. i agree. i would rather not be privy to secrets, especially if they amount to no more then gossip.

  5. Excellent, Sir! And somehow reminds me of...

    The Goops

    The goops they lick their fingers
    And the goops they lick their knives
    They spill their broth on the table cloth -
    Oh, they lead disgusting lives!

    etc. Robert Louis Stevenson

  6. What is this rule of three stuff !? Not nice. Maggie, I fear, is costing someone dear.

  7. Maggie's right, of course
    If you don't wish to know
    Make sure you're fourth.. :)

  8. Let me be the voice of dissent - I LOVE SECRETS !! ooooo! but i NEVER tell. i'm a good listener ;) xxx


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