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! In November 2020, we lost our beloved 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. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. 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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