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Three may keep a secret if two of them are dead

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Blondie
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0 posted 11-08-1999 05:04 PM       View Profile for Blondie   Email Blondie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Blondie

I found out today by my doc that I had a deadly disease
So I wanted to tell my friends so they'd put my mind at ease
I called them up individually and told them to meet at my place
I waited there paitently, watching my gold clock's ticking face.

When it struck 6 o'clock I heard a knock at the oak door
My dog barked loudly but it was something I did ignore.
I told them to come in and they went to take a seat
I didn't tell them yet I thought I'd better continue to greet.

Then as the ice broke, I started to tell them about my day
I paused after the news and waited to see what each would say.
And what would you know the first pulled out her cell phone
She quickly began to dial a number of which is unknown.

I heard it pick up, and then my friend did the unthinkable to me
This secret I thought was safe was now for all people to see.
I couldn't believe what she was doing, my mind went blank
Especially right in front of me which was being quite frank.

I turned to my other friend hoping I could lean on her shoulder
But I saw something that made my heart turn even colder.
She was hanging out the window with a neon poster too
Which said, "Melissa's dying of something, come in and I'll give you a clue."

I started to cry, I just couldn't believe they were sharing my secret life
It felt as if my heart was being unlocked and with each word cut with a knife.
I started to think, "Now I know why a wise man once said:
Three may keep a secret if two of them are dead."
© Copyright 1999 Melissa - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 11-08-1999 05:15 PM       View Profile for U K Hero   Email U K Hero   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for U K Hero

I hope this is not true.
puting that aside I have to say it is very good, much enjoyed. I have not heard the last two lines, are they your own words? if so they are very poignant.
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2 posted 11-08-1999 05:16 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Well done, Blondie...
Blondie
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3 posted 11-08-1999 05:17 PM       View Profile for Blondie   Email Blondie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Blondie

Actually those lines are from "poor richard's almanac", was reading it today and this came into mind.
It isn't a true story but sometimes your closest friends tell your closest secrets
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4 posted 11-08-1999 05:29 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Well done from here as well...a secret is no longer a secret once it's been told and many is the time that a secret has come back to haunt...my motto is never tell anyone anything you don't want thrown back at you and the worst is when you really trusted....ooops

It got to me Blondie..

HUGS

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5 posted 11-08-1999 08:11 PM       View Profile for Blondie   Email Blondie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Blondie

Thanks
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6 posted 11-08-1999 08:19 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

So much truth in this one! Good one!

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7 posted 11-08-1999 08:21 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

The title alone sucked me into this one....so true are those words. Excellent poem, here. Good job.


Michael
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8 posted 11-08-1999 08:25 PM       View Profile for Systematic Decay   Email Systematic Decay   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Systematic Decay

This is great work........I love the last line. I know this the hard way. The safest thing to do is to trust no one, or, if you must trust, do so with caution.

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Thinking is just what a great many people think they are doing when they are merely rearranging their predjudices.


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9 posted 11-08-1999 08:35 PM       View Profile for Blondie   Email Blondie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Blondie

Thanks everyone for the wonderful feedback. I'm glad everyone enjoyed it...now I need to learn to keep my secrets to myself and everything will be fine.
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10 posted 11-09-1999 01:58 PM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

Well done.

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Illusion...what we see and what we do...it's all up to you.
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