A secret remains a secret
Till it’s kept a secret,
If once it’s revealed
It doesn’t remain sealed.
All depends upon self-restraint,
The power to retain and refrain,
Indomitable spirit – unyielding,
Sheer determination – untiring.
Aren’t these secrets
Of keeping secrets?
If we try we can succeed,
A resolution to just proceed.
[Published in ‘The Assam Tribune’ on 8 October 2011]