Sunday, July 14, 2013

576 : The Lock

Poets United had the prompt "Lock"


We set locks to keep people out,
Barriers to the wicked,
But lose a little of ourselves
While hiding in the thicket.

It can serve no useful purpose,
Distrusting all we meet,
It’s really not what life's about—
Freedom is a two-way street.
© J Cosmo Newbery 2013

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  1. Unfortunately, locks are necessary when the person in question is unable/unwilling to respect the declared boundaries. Yes, it does take a piece of your heart when you close the gate and lock it. But for peace of mind? It's worth the price.


  2. Brilliant. You deliver a punch.

  3. Satan is the master of disguise. Don't be too hard on yourself!


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