Want to know my secret?

My Secret

I have no one
to share my secret with,
So, I share it with
the entire world.
Once I share my secret,
It’s a secret no more.
But, it still remains mine,
And shall always be mine,
Still, it’s mine no more:

I bare my wounds
of deep within
To the big wide world:
Some might laugh,
Some identify,
Some might shrink away
from the very sight!
But, there might be someone
-Even if just one-
Who might put a balm
to heal my sores?

I share my sorrows
of deep within
With the big wide world:
World might not understand,
Sympathize or empathize,
But at least,
It would be cathartic,
It might just lighten
the burden of my heart?

I expose my soul
to the wide world:
World might not reach it
It might not see it
But, someone might glimpse
The image of their own
Soul, in mine
The anguish of their own
Sorrow, in mine
The twinge of their own
Pain, in mine
And who knows, I might,
I just might,
Find my soul mate
one night?
Even if I don’t,
But, if I just
strike a chord
In someone’s heart,
Stir a little corner
of someone’s soul,
And wash off
the tears of their anguish…

Then my sorrow,
Is my sorrow no more
It makes me happy,
Immensely happy…

Lord, give me the power
To heal others’ wounds,
To alleviate their pain
And my own won’t remain…

May be?
Just may be…

Author: Zoya Zaidi
Aligarh (UP), India
Copyright©: Zoya Zaidi

Poetry by Zoya Zaidi
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Written on 2006-04-05 at 13:28

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Oh my, this is simply beautiful. Thank you for having me read this, It really puts what im going through into perspective and makes me realise its okay to tell people things. Its amazing. and an insipration.

good one.

Awesome! Again you inspire me with these kind and strong words that just runs deep from inside your soul and flows out like a stream...so sedentary and yet so full of life...

Another beautiful thought-provoking poem!! BRAVO!!

Kathy Lockhart The PoetBay support member heart!
Zoya, yours words were written from the heart bringing a gush of emotions to mine. Your words are tender, honest, and sweet to my ears. By giving yourself away, you touch many. Kathy

Christian Ward
nice little personal write


Malin Johansson
To help people get better, makes us happy... So your wish of helping people gets through, I hope some people does the same for you... A very good read,,, and I'm curious about your secret... :)

Hugs to you

you are never alone.......and its true-you may feel exposed sometimes but that is the only way to reach out to other people-when you let them know what is inside you.That way,we are doctors of each other........gently balming the wounds of each other's souls.

liz munro The PoetBay support member heart!
one question -
'what is your secret?'


Excellent write here my dear Z ... Well thought out and written ..... G

The beauty of your heart is always so breathtaking dear Zoya....another brilliant write.


Hamzah Khan
nice poem.
for your words this is not a huge world.
your words have travelled aroud this world through minds and hearts.
i really lked the end.
i wish i had the power to heal the pain of others.
i wish i could heal my own.
take care
keep up the good work.

A secret revealed to everyone...yet to noone of any consequence...is still just that...a secret.

wonderful write.

I am so overcome by the emotion in your words I.. I am lost for something to say. Beautiful.. absolutely beautiful.


this is one of the best poems I ever herd
keep writing some more poems for the world to read

Jon Hanover
Rose petals fall from your every word in this piece in my mind, thank you.

this texted moved me... deep in my soul I think my secret is the same as yours, but shhh... don't tell anyone :P =D

((hugs for a wonderfull text))

keep the radiant flag of your soul always high, sister!

Indeed, your words strike home. This is an incredible journey through human emotion. We are blessed to have you share this, and so many of your wonderful works Zoya.

You sure stroke a chord in mine Zoya.
The exposure is a divine one.

lastromantichero The PoetBay support member heart!
wonderful as always Zoya rgds mike