I knocked on the intricately carved door,


No one answered.

I rattled the heavy ornate knocker,


Footfalls approached…

Then faded away.

My fists pounded on the door,


A call from within,

I respond from out here.

Yet, no one came.


As I made to leave,

I heard a key in the hole,

The latch slid, and the hinges moaned.

I returned and the door creaked opened.

I had access!

I caught a glimpse of the elaborate garden beyond,

And a heady whiff of fragrant petals.

Oh, how I had missed this!

He took a long thorough look at me,

Sized me up from head to toe,

Then shut the door in my face,


My elation crumbled to ashes

As I collapsed to the ground.

It hurt me more

Than if he had not opened that door

At all.

‘My Lord! Truly, I am in need of whatever good that You bestow on me!’


3 thoughts on “BARRED Q28:24

    • Thanks, dear. I appreciate your compliment.
      I am often sceptical about sharing my poems because I get worried it may not be understood. It is important to me that I’m understood. Dunno why! 🙂


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