What do you see # 67 – February 1 2021

Sadje is our host for this photoprompt challenge. You can find out more here


Image credit: Tim Hüfner @ Unsplash ( For the visually challenged reader, the photo shows a partially open gate, which is thrown in relief by a light filtering from a doorway)

I’ve lost count of the days,
The rise and fall of the sun’s rays,
Light and dark become one,
As day ends, a night has begun.
I count the cracks on the floor,
Some never noticed before,
Watch the shadows cascade on the wall,
Praying someone will hear my call.
I hear footsteps coming towards me,
And wonder who can it be,
Will they determine my fate?
Or have come to open the gate?
I hear keys fumble in the lock,
A saviour? Or one sent to mock,
A gentle push, then they retreat
Into a darkness complete.
It’s silent, no-one is hiding,
The sunlight ribbon is widening,
Another day due to begin,
Am I released from my sin?
What lies beyond is unknown,
Is the way forward about to be shown?
I step through, feel the sun on my face,
Must not dawdle, I quicken my pace,
The gate has been opened for me,
Let us see what my future may be.

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 What do you see # 67 – February 1 2021

  1. Sadje says:

    Do this is a very philosophical bit of writing. I feel hopeful towards the end and yet, it all maybe a ruse. Great story. Thanks for joining in

  2. willowdot21 says:

    I really like this one Di 💜

  3. Akriti Jain says:

    Beautiful piece ❤

  4. Sandi says:

    Don’t waste the future – live life to the fullest – it’s a gift! Excellent!

  5. Chris Hall says:

    A hopeful piece… somewhere the sun is shining! 🙂

  6. Carol anne says:

    fabulous poem di! I love it! ❤

  7. judeitakali says:

    Beautiful take. Engrossing

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