It’s infrequent 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 shows that these photo and writing challenges are a brilliant way to bring out the unusual in my writing.
I rarely write poetry because I find it so challenging to write, so I’d love to know what you think of this rare attempt.
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96 thoughts on “Gateway – #writephoto”
Deep, meaningful. Love it Hugh. Love that you tried a bit of poetry too. I don’t normally do poetry either – very occasionally I will try it, but I have to be feeling REALLY REALLY confident to do it.
Yep, I’m the same, Sacha. I’ve never been confident at writing poetry. It’s one of the forms of writing that really scares me.
Thanks for the thumbs up for my try, though. 😀
Great contribution Hugh.. Loved reading it and others too along my travels today..
Good to hear all is well in your world too.. Keep enjoying..
Blessings your way. Sue
Thank you, Sue. Autumn always works for me. My favorite time of the year.
Each Season that comes around I guess is my favourite Hugh.. Yet I do so look forward to Spring after and especially long dark winter.. 🙂
When you scratch trough the surface there is lot more to all of us than we care to admit most of the time.
A very nice way of putting it, Charlie. Thank you.
This is fantastic, Hugh. I like it a lot, a lot. 😀 😀
Thank you, Tess. I’ve been really surprised by the reaction to this attempt at some poetry. I’ve been quite shocked.
Time to pat yourself on the back, Hugh. 😀 😀
I’ve had a jolly good try at doing that, Tess. 😀
😀 😀 I’d help you, but my arm is too short.
Hugh this is a great poem!
I’m currently participating in a free online Modern Poetry class offered through Coursera (https://www.coursera.org/learn/modpo/home/welcome)
It is an incredible interactive online course, with live YouTube reading and discussions, give it a look-see.
Thank you so much. I’ll certainly take a look. Thank you for including the link. Good luck with the course.
Great, it is a wonderful learning experience. 🙂