Andrea, it seems again that the poetry we have written is in sync though your (for me) will speak much more to people that read it. This is far from simple yet it's really understanding and resonates with me alot. The imagery as always is Fantastic.
The title intrigued me because it made me think who wouldn't want treasure therefore wonder why is this treasure unwanted but I know reading on will enlighten me, or so I hope so.
1/ This made me think that some things cannot be undone like those words that cannot be unsaid - unfortunately.
2/ This is a wonderful yet sad image of a person locking away their feelings and thoughts and trying hard (I think) to forget those people (shadows) that have wronged them in the past because they want to become a better person.
3/ Wow, this made me get goosebumps and think about growing old before our time because of things that we've been through and things that we want to forget about unfortunately coming back to the front of our minds time and again aging us with worry and stress also because of the weight our bodies have carried because of the things we are trying to forget. I hope I make sense.
4/ here, I thought of a quote - all the best people are crazy - and I think it's true because the strongest of people deal with the worst things because it tests us but we're strong enough to get through it.
5/ I love how you describe your mind/heart as a treasure chest and you're right it is because they're special and unique like anyones.
Judging comment: A poem that many writers can understand and feel on some level - we have these words and thoughts and feelings and desires buried deep in our hearts and minds and they just beg, ache to come out. I love the part about even in pages of poetry there is secrets and lies. I know that holds so true for me, what we wish we felt, what we wish we could heal, and even holding back the true despair we hold in our hands. This is a beautiful piece of art, one that is important to evaluate ourselves in.