Thursday photo prompt: Secret #writephoto

Once again, thanks to Sue Vincent for sharing one of her photographs for this week’s prompt. You can check things out here
For visually challenged writers, the image shows an old wooden door framed by ancient stone, with an ornate key inserted in a rusted, heart-shaped lock.
He stole my heart,
Locked it away in solitude
For his own amusement
And pleasure.
His secret.
My cries went unheeded,
My pleas for mercy ignored,
I feared the visits,
I shrank into emptiness.
Then one day another came,
Gentle and caring
Their words soothing
As their hands caressed…………
And loved.
My heart quickened,
No longer confined and alone,
I was set free,
Moved from the darkness
Into the light.
The key rusts in the lock,
A symbol of times past,
And a warning of what may be.
Plaintive whimpers haunt me,
Sleep is troubled, restless.
I am contained in these rooms,
Having simply exchanged
One prison for another.

 

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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22 Responses to Thursday photo prompt: Secret #writephoto

  1. Sadje says:

    Wow, this is excellent Di. A bit dark but very good poem.

  2. Sue Vincent says:

    Chilling, Di… but probably true far too often.

  3. Nima Mohan says:

    Though not the usual happy ones you write, I found this so good Di !! πŸ™‚

  4. Carol anne says:

    Beautiful! Loved your poem Di! ❀

  5. this is beautifully dark. Love it.

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  7. judeitakali says:

    Sombre and eerie, but beautifully written.
    I responded to your nomination btw, I’m not sure you got the pingback so here is the link
    https://wordeologist.wordpress.com/2020/06/12/gratitude/
    Thank you so much πŸ€—πŸŒΌ

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  9. Lisa Coleman says:

    Brilliantly penned! πŸ’œ

  10. I have lived this one, as I know so many people have. πŸ˜”

  11. Super poem. Dark and so sad. Great take on the prompt.

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