It’s very rare I write poetry, but this came to me when I saw the #writephoto prompt from Sue Vincent, at Daily Echo.
Before you read the poem, please be assured that I am very well, enjoying life, and haven’t touched a drop…yet.
This is the gateway to heartache
This is the gateway to my soul
This is the gateway to all of me
My thoughts, my secrets, my control.
Don’t enter this gateway
Don’t put a foot inside
For what will wake up and confront you
Will be sadness, my tears, not joy.
Find me a lock and find me the key
So I can protect you from all that is me
Build up a brick wall and pass me on by
So this gateway to nightmares will no longer horrify.
I think it goes to show that these photo and writing challenges are a brilliant way to bring out the unusual in my writing.
Given that I rarely write poetry, because I find it so difficult to write, I’d love to know what you think of this rare attempt.
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