He had a secret to hide. It was not something that filled him with pride. Instead, it filled him with regret and with shame.
He had a secret he knew he could never share. He had to keep it hidden from everyone he knew.
It was a secret of the heart. He longed to share it with the right someone…with a certain someone…with someone he knew.
But it was his secret and he hid it well. He never spoke up.
He never did tell.