• Rejected Poetry

    by  • April 9, 2012 • Poems • 0 Comments

    When I wrote my book, Estate Planning for Blended Families: Providing for Your Spouse and Children in a Second Marriage (published in 2009 by Nolo), I introduced each chapter with a bit of poetry.  Well, almost each chapter.  Some didn’t make it past my editor. Here’s an update of Benjamin Franklin’s “Three can keep a secret…” as I intended to open a chapter on marital communication:


    Three can keep a secret

    If two of them are dead.

    Two can speak without regret

    If one’s asleep in bed.


    Richard Barnes is a lawyer and author in Valdosta, Georgia and the founder of The Sunder Years.

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