Short Poem

Focusing On The Good

Everyone has lies and hurtful secrets they wish to bury, actions they regret and things they want to change. This short poem is about learning to appreciate everything a person has to offer and not just dwelling on their past mistakes.

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I don’t know if that’s true, because sometimes it's better to hide the hurtful secrets because the world these days will probably laugh at you then do nothing for a few days then decide...

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Secrets Under Trees

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Published: July 2016

Tiny little secrets
Get buried in the dirt,
And if they were dug up,
Someone would probably get hurt,
So leave them safely there,
To rot amongst the leaves,
Admiring instead,
The truth in summer's green trees.

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  • by Zhang Huchen
  • 1 year ago

I love this little poem, especially the end: "The truth in summer's green trees." That is just beautiful and touching.

  • by Maira Lazalde
  • 1 year ago

I really loved this small poem. For some the "secrets" mean the past, and if we dig them up then someone will feel the pain from the past that has been brought back. Either way, it can mean many things. Love the words you added in it and the emotion and flow it leads to.

  • by Jo A. Sparkes
  • 2 years ago

This poem is very true in some ways but sometimes secrets should be shared and 'found out' as a story that has maybe caused a person's soul to 'rot' away, can then be put right and this soul can be released from a hurt that is now an overwhelming relief.
There is always 2 sides to every story!

  • by SillyCan
  • 2 years ago

I don’t know if that’s true, because sometimes it's better to hide the hurtful secrets because the world these days will probably laugh at you then do nothing for a few days then decide you’re telling the truth. This keeps happening to me, at least.

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