Many of us carry a secret.
Shame leads us into deeper regret.
Some of us carry more than one.
Cover it up, to hide from the sun.
The longer we hide it the heavier it grows.
Yet still we conceal it, so that nobody knows.
Don’t want to remember the secret we hide.
It’s always there churning, at our inside.
Substance abuse covers it up for a while.
Who wants to live, with that mad crocodile?
We begin to ruin everything that we touch.
Don’t even know, it’s not helping that much.
As time passes, we think we forget what we hide,
becomes a dark creature who returns like a tide.
Our selfish destruction pushes loved ones away.
We convince ourselves, we don’t care what they say.
If we admit, we are helpless and out of control.
We can attempt to clean our body and soul.
We make a commitment, to prevent our relapse.
Maybe the way is to reveal our secret at last.
© Valormore De Plume
Excerpt from the book “Imperfect Paths”
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Foreword . . .
How many people can say they have not walked on rough terrain to get to where they are today? Most of us have been bruised and beaten to find out who we really are within; to find joy in this life we have been given. We are flawed beings with imperfect paths, and those turbulent journeys can either make us or break us.
It is easy to blame our past wrongs, the people who have tarnished our trust, and the bad bets the world throws at us. But we still hold the power to make a choice to become better than the humans who hurt us; to be the voice of change by learning from the experiences which have attempted to break us. Along the many roads traveled, the decisions we make will determine who we are to become.
Take a moment to walk in another’s shoes. The poets here have opened their Pandora’s Box, not to release the personal demons that taunt or once to keep them confined, but to share how to sever the weights one is shackled to.
Donna J. Sanders, Author
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