I’ve Got a Secret

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I’ve got a secret! Oh, I’ve got a secret!
But I made a promise I wouldn’t repeat it.
I’ve got a secret! Yes, I’ve got a secret!
But I took an oath and I vowed I would keep it.

Nothing and no one can make me reveal
this wonderful secret I swore I’d conceal.
No form of torture can make me disclose,
this secret I promised I wouldn’t expose.

From now until doomsday my secret I’ll keep.
I won’t breathe a whisper or utter a peep.
Unless you assure me that you’ll keep it too.
Then maybe, just maybe, I’ll share it with you.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

Copyright © 1997. All Rights Reserved.

Reading Level: Grade 2

Topics: Poems about Friends and Family

Poetic Techniques: Irony, Lyric & Dramatic Poems, Repetition

 


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