My Secret Place
by Monty Edwards
Where can I find a secret space:
A place that’s just for me,
Where I can go and no one know,
Or looking, fail to see?
There none will tell me what to do,
Nor doubt that what I say is true.
Captain I’ll be – without a crew,
There in my secret place!
Joys that I have, who then, will share?
Who’ll cheer me up, when life’s not fair?
Who, when I’m hurt, will quickly care,
There in my secret place?
Here’s my new plan for what to do:
Search for a secret space for two!
No secret place that’s just for one
Can have all I want to make it fun.
- Submitted in response to Poetry Prompt #1
Author comment: Although time hidden away in private can be a welcome relief from people or situations, it has its drawbacks. I want readers young and old to recognise that we all need other people to truly enrich our lives and then take the initiative by being a friend to someone else.