Note: The following is one of several poems I found on a website geared to gay and lesbian youth that I liked very much way back in 1996. As I have started rebuilding the blog, I want to include these poems. I tried unsuccessfully to contact the poets for their permission. If this is your poem, I would love to hear from you.
The Secret by A 16-year-old Lesbian I look into my mother's eyes and Swallow, guarding my best kept secret. I feel it pushing against me, Searching for a way out and Bruising the walls that confine it, yet I am afraid to let go. As I run from the sadness I know It would cause her, I Stumble over my own emotions. I look into my mother's eyes and Swallow, guarding my best kept Secret.