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Chosen Words

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

A Secret

I have many longtime friends

And we’ll be friends until the end.

But, someone has a secret to hide,

And they will not confide.

Do they think I would tell?

Do they think I would betray?

They should know by now that I would

Never, give their secret away.

Sometimes we fib or tell white lies,

To avoid hurting someone;

We try to save face, or try to save grace,

So no friendship damage is done.

I understand that. I know what it’s like

To be hurt by a close friend of mine;

So I watch what I say,

Sometimes look the other way,

And always try to be kind.

With all of that said, I still wonder why

My friend will not share things with me.

I help and I share,

To show that I care;

That’s what friends do!

I want to be there for them,

Don’t you?

So, my dear friend, on me please depend,

And tell me what’s troubling you;

You know I won’t yell, or never will tell,

So let’s get this burden off you!

Shirley Binkley

Cedar View Apartments