We all have secrets

That we keep

From those we love –

The most

Secrets we keep –

All of our life

Secrets we bury deep

Secrets we keep – 

To prevent harm

To those who matter most

Secrets that won’t go away

That we keep until – 

Out dying day

When all is done –

We’ve lived and loved

And been discrete

For of all the things

That secrets kept

Will at the end –

Be guaranteed

Is that it is the –

Safest of all bets 

That dead men –

Have no need of –