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Sworn to Silence

I dare not share your secrets.
Though you take from what we had
and try to break me
(whispering little lies)
I will keep silent,
and hope they understand
why I must now lie, too.

This is a Sunday Scribblings post.

10 comments:

oldegg said...

Eerie and intriguing. Others relationships are intriguing (mine no less so).

November 18, 2012 at 4:25 AM
jaerose said...

This is a weighty silence..i like the use of brackets..like a split in the voice...sometimes collusion can make you feel belonging..other times perhaps it sets you (uncomfortably) apart..

November 18, 2012 at 4:34 AM
Robyn Greenhouse said...

wondering what happened to force the silence!

November 18, 2012 at 5:39 AM
Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Yep, you've done it again, woman. This is my struggle, too -- only, I'm tired of protecting someone who relies on that protection to continue to be reprehensible.

November 18, 2012 at 9:18 AM
J Cosmo Newbery said...

Interesting conflict between trust, honour and betrayal!

November 18, 2012 at 2:06 PM
Josie Two Shoes said...

Lies to destroy and lies to protect... oh what a tangled web... beautifully woven!

November 18, 2012 at 7:24 PM
Sharp Little Pencil said...

There is a conspiracy of silence which can break one's resolve if it's for the wrong reasons. Your poem has a hint of "omission" in it, and it was very intriguing. Thanks, Ann. Peace, Amy
http://sharplittlepencil.com/2012/11/19/bitter-silence/

November 19, 2012 at 5:17 PM
Alice Audrey said...

Who are they? What secrets? Such a mystery.

November 19, 2012 at 6:15 PM
Karen said...

Silence can be a painful thing - well written this.

November 20, 2012 at 9:13 AM
Belva Rae Staples said...

I'd spill the beans on the jerk for (whispering little lies)! lol

November 24, 2012 at 6:31 PM