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Open Source Matters, Inc. - The Secret's Keeper

08 Oct 2013
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 Nothing has changed at OSM - This poem sums up their actions (or lack) nicely.

I am the secret keeper
With several overflowing boxes full
Of secrets
Mine, yours, everyone's it seems
They linger in these boxes
They linger in my mind
I know them all
Remember them all
I have millions of poisonous words,
Callous remarks, scalding observations
Floating haphazardly in my head
But no one asked me if I wanted this
I don't
Just to be clear
Yet they can't hear me when I say it
And so I'm doomed to fill these boxes
And while I'm pouring more terrible words in
More boxes must be made, piece by lonely piece
While my own dreadful secrets still remain
They recede
Though they yearn to flow out of my open mouth
Each and every single one
They'll wreck friendships,
Oh yes
Create destruction
Break families
No doubt about it
Those people, previously happy to have told me
Will be struck with fear and betrayal
But I will be unburdened
Carefree
Alas, I know that it cannot be
These secrets will go to the grave with me
So I add another nail to my coffin
Sew my mouth shut with twine
Because I am the secret keeper
Until the day that I die

 Tourc - North Vancouver, Canada

 

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David Huelsmann

Dave Huelsmann was Treasurer of Open Source Matters, Inc. from 2008 to July, 2010 and Joomla Forum Global Moderator from 2005 to November, 2010. Now retired, he was a senior healthcare executive who managed large and diverse clinical laboratory, radiology, electroencephalography, and centralized patient transport operations/departments in both not-for-profit and for-profit companies throughout the United States.

Dave was a Navy Corpsman who served in Vietnam while attached to Seabee battalionmcb71
MCB-71.

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