Gate Keeper

31 May

Written for:

Light and Shade Challenge Friday 30th May 2014

Here is the quote:
Don’t ever take a fence down until you know the reason it was put up.

 G K Chesterton
I put up a fence
to impose my will
it holds in the things I love
and keeps them close
for those who dare to venture past
it is a symbol of my mistrust
a boundary between you
and what is mine
I don’t recall the exact reason
my purpose for erecting it
but I have become dependant
it’s my psychological buffer zone
from those who can harm me
my false sense of security
perhaps it is the other way around
it is there to protect you from me
I wish I could remember
but for now the gate stays locked

8 Responses to “Gate Keeper”

  1. Gunn's Cabin Fever May 31, 2014 at 7:55 am #

    Very nice poem. I see your copyright message, but your visual is violating copyright. I thought I should let you know.

  2. Thomas Marlowe June 1, 2014 at 5:26 am #

    Great poetic response to the prompt – and such a true interpretation of how people deal with such things. Really well done.

  3. lyssamedana June 1, 2014 at 8:57 am #

    I like that twist at the end, ‘it is there to protect you from me’. It’s a great take on the challenge. Lyssa M x

  4. Mike June 1, 2014 at 9:08 am #

    Great take on the prompt. Loved the ending.

  5. Geeta Nair June 1, 2014 at 12:17 pm #


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