Closet Skeletons

*Photo by –FlyTrapMan–


When you trust someone,
do you eventually open the door to your closet?

Do you ask the skeletons to come out
and have tea?

Or is it best to take one bone out at a time
and give little hints of the issues that plague you?

I like that closets have keys.

I lock away the things that scare me.

At times, the skeletons knock; politely at first.

Please, may we come out?

I ignore them and soon the knocking
becomes banging,

door knobs are rattling,

hinges are squeaking –

until the skeletons aren’t in the closet

like they should be but are now in plain view.

When that person you trust most finally meets your skeletons,
what will you do?


***This poetry was inspired by Sheldon Kleeman’s mesmerizing poem, Become:

Click here to read and follow his blog!❀


  1. “I’m not worried,” laughed Bun. “I’ve lived a fairly blameless life. Have a look if you must. All I’ve got in there are two lumbar vertebrae and a tibia.”

    So she opened the door.

    Out tumbled a brontosaurus.

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  2. This is so beautiful and wonderful expressed. I’m sure everyone can relate to this… When the person I trust finally meet my skeletons; there is not much to do but to own it and hope they understand I’m human and have a past like everyone does πŸ˜‰ Cheers. Thanks for sharing Rose

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  3. I am far too innocent to have any skeletons in
    my proverbial closet Rose. Lol.
    But you have made me stop and think!
    There was that one time…..
    Really enjoyed the story. πŸ’€

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  4. My first reaction to letting the skeletons out of the closet is to evaluate their structure and alignment and adjust any segments where spinal subluxations are found. They are so much easier to deal with when aligned properly and feeling good!

    You blend humor with important questions that each of us has to contend with. Humans are fallible. We are designed PERFECTLY to live lives of imperfection. How we share these imperfections with each other often depends on how we feel about our own lives. Those who really know us and care about us are willing to accept the past as the past and move forward in life with us and the person we have resolved to become, often, as a result of the past.

    You have a wonderful skill to create meaningful art by using levity to reduce the fear that might otherwise be experienced by the reader. Great job!

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    • Lmao! Yes, I can actually see you aligning the spines of those skeletons!!

      I love your words: “We are designed PERFECTLY to live lives of imperfection. How we share these imperfections with each other often depends on how we feel about our own lives.”

      Thank you, Dr. J! Your eloquence is always thrilling, and your wisdom; so inspiring. ❀

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  5. When you are secure within yourself you might show one or two skeletons, however most people leave their skeletons in their closet as it is in the past and what is the purpose of bringing those skeletons out of the closet. However if the person you have engaged in conversation has the same skeleton in their closet I would think a sharing of skeletons and knocking of bones would take place.

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  6. When the person I trust most finally meets my skeletons, what will I do?

    Add them to the collection and shove her in the closet πŸ™‚ ❀

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