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Poem About 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

© more by Jessica Knight

Published by Family Friend Poems July 2016 with permission of the Author.

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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ABOUT THE POET:

I'm nineteen years old, and since studying poetry in my English Literature class, I have been writing my own poems from then on. I usually write above love or lessons to be learnt as my main themes and like keep nature as a central focus point in my pieces.

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  • Zhang Huchen by Zhang Huchen
  • 6 years ago

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

  • Maira  Lazalde by Maira Lazalde
  • 7 years 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.

  • Jo A. Sparkes by Jo A. Sparkes
  • 7 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!

  • SillyCan by SillyCan
  • 7 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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