My Secret Name

My secret name, once shameSecret

But more than that

Its very nature of staying hidden

Forbidden

Did more damage than the naming

Today it is not a secret

I say my name, no shame

While others cannot quite pronounce it

When they make any effort

At all, at any time, along with mine

The listening, speaking, honesty

Gives my name its due value

And I can go about my day

Finally settled in, my own skin

Proud to be called…

~ by April on February 10, 2013.

4 Responses to “My Secret Name”

  1. Inspired by a comment made byStephen Colbert, thanks for the inspiration Mr. Colbert. 🙂

  2. I like this, and yet am both disturbed and impressed by it,

    • Then I call it a success. Any evocation at all means that it has hit a nerve, I am pleased with that. Because usually my own nerves are exposed while writing. Thanks so much.

  3. … pleased to meet you …

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