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Everyone Has Secrets
Secrets are pandemic whether they're held or told:
covert, furtive, stealthy, elusive, sly and bold.
There are sinful secrets that paralyze with shame.
Struthiously hiding can't self-respect reclaim.
There are family secrets of embarrassing deeds.
Surreptitious closure conceals their greater needs.
There are secret guidelines that guarantee success:
cryptographic styling leading to happiness.
There are secret places for private rendezvous:
clandestine hideaways with no traceable clue.
There are secret visions, instilled by reverie,
of romantic conquests or destroyed enemy.
There are hidden secrets too personal to share:
dirty, dark and heavy, overwhelming to bear.
There are open secrets already known to all:
each attempt to cover is far beyond recall.
Everyone has secrets. Some offer lots of fun.
Many are quite toxic which only shock or stun.
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