Locked Beside Me


  • Allegory

    Locked Beside Me

    I can't seem to pass through this door...
    There appears to be no more floor.

    I struggle.
    I falter.
    I fall to the ground
    I can't get up.

    I slip.
    I fight.
    I have to be strong.
    I have to go on...
    I have to believe.
    I must succeed.

    I have to forage through darkness to
    unveil the sunshine.

    The measured knot that binds me down
    is embroidered with gold and glittered with bows.

    The emperor's crown maps the road.

    His throne beholds the vaulted treasure.

    The key is before me.
    The lock is behind me
    The door is above me... while the answer
    I seek is inside me.


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    kkirkwood commented on Locked Beside Me


    Life may knock you down but, that doesn't mean your out for the count. I truly enoyed your words. refreshing.

    terrellharrisjr commented on Locked Beside Me


    I really like the phrasing here. Nice poem. I really like the way you seemed lost in this piece and find whatever it is you are looking for in the end.



    You are right - that is exactly what was happening - until I realized the answer was inside me. I'm glad that is what is being reflected.

    When power leads man towards arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.

    John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) Thirty-fifth President of the USA

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