Feel Better

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

When someone should have kept their secret...

Feel Better

Do you feel better 
now that you've made 
your deathbed confession?

Does your soul feel lighter 
now that you've unburdened 
your guilty conscience?

Can you die happy 
now that the weight
has been lifted off your chest?

Can you breathe easier 
now that you've told me 
the secret you've been keeping?

Why in God's name 
would you do that to me?
What purpose did it serve in the end?

Did you hope it would earn you
brownie points with Jesus
if you came clean?

Did you think you were protecting me
from the gut-wrenching truth?
It didn't work.

You could have had the decency 
to take that secret to the grave
and frankly, I wish you had

I cannot find the words
to convey my anguish
and disappointment in you

I may never know the whole truth
but I sure hope you feel better.
Your happiness is what matters, isn't it? 

You'll surely make it 
into Heaven now, my love.
I'll just carry on in my living Hell.

Jan. 8, 2021

Submitted: January 08, 2021

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Oh, wow, Tammi. So much feeling in this poem. And it's true, some secrets should be kept just that, especially when the lie has lasted a long time.

Sun, January 10th, 2021 7:16pm


Exactly. Thanks for reading.

Sun, January 10th, 2021 6:54pm

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