Monday, August 2, 2010


I want the key
But can't reach it
Want to know it all
But you're closed
Childhood left you paralyzed

Maybe, if I
clean debris
I'd find the lock
and I could try
the key
that I found in the dust
that dark corner, did you know?
I actually found it

But I'm so mired
So stuck in convention
So tired
And scared, because

What if I used the key and got inside and then
you didn't want me there?

This is a magpie tale. Please check it out. Amazing writers out there.


Jingle said...

what if...
well done.
beautiful magpie!

The Urban Cowboy said...

That seems to be the chance we have to take, isn't it. Nicely done!

Rayna M. Iyer said...

The end was so poignant. Your poems are inspirational.

Helen said...

Oh ... how much we risk when it comes to affairs of our hearts! I loved your Magpie.

Brian Miller said...

that last question is tricky and love can be crazt...but how much do you believe in it and are you willing to put in...

Jennifer said...

Oh boy, I sure do identify with this. Beautiful and thoughtful.

Cheryl said...

Beautifully written. Guess what? We never know until we take risks.

Jenny said...

Beautiful. Risks. Change. All so overwhelming sometimes.

Caty said...

very nice...some times we need to take the risk though, right? :)

Levonne said...

Thanks for that.

SW said...

Use the key, get inside.

Aging Mommy said...

Wow! This is quite brilliant! Wonderful poem. Tina the Red Dress prompt this week is poetry, so I do hope you will link up and have a go.

dana said...

on my way to magpie! She should at least award you with a cookie for that poem!

kathew said...

sometimes you just have to make that leap!
Nice Magpie

Tattered and Lost said...

Sooner or later you just have to see if the key works or move on. Can't have a key chain with unused keys.

Very nice.

My name is PJ. said...

My favorite line? ...what makes you


willow said...

Childhood does leave so many of us paralyzed. Great Magpie! (thanks so much for your generous comment over at WM)

AmyLK said...

So very good! And the end is so true!

Tumblewords: said...

Oh, yes, there is that fear! Surely. Very nice!