Occasionally, I take a introspective assessment. It is not a place I want to dwell. For all I portray to the world, there are many insecurities. When it comes to relationships with the fairer sex, I’m almost painfully shy until I know someone well, and how does one get to know another well when painfully shy? God bless my wife’s patients.
Prompt #10 for Writer’s Island http://writersisland.wordpress.com/ is “Secret.”
by Mike Patrick
There are some things a man won’t ask.
The fear of rejection ranks too high.
In our fear, silence becomes a refuge.
Instead, we worship from afar,
choosing to live in a fantasy world,
leading only an empty existence.
We push through life with bluff and bluster,
feelings squelched deep within
where there is no fear of their escape.
We bear our cursed secret with honor:
better loneliness than ridicule or rejection,
but we dream, and we wonder . . .
oh, we wonder.