Lock And Key

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic

Lock And Key


I put in place the barriers,

the fences and the walls.

My heart would be impervious

to any other bumps and falls.

I bought myself a padlock,

that only had one key,

the only person with it --

well, that would be just me.


No more pain and no more hurt,

my heart was now defended,

no more bullets, no more cuts,

and no more being rended.

So maybe I’d get lonely

in my chosen isolation,

but I am now impervious

to this hostile situation.


But then you came and breached them,

my so well constructed walls;

you made so many footholds that

they soon began to fall.

I don’t want to lose my barricades,

don’t want them turned to dust,

so I’ve thought up a solution

that really is a must.


I’ve been to see the locksmith,

I took with me my key,

I asked him to make a copy

and he gave them both to me.

This extra key I give to you,

the access to my heart,

for you are so important now

and never will we part.

Submitted: September 21, 2017

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Wow so beautiful and romantic, Hully. Amazing work here.

Thu, September 21st, 2017 4:36pm


Thanks so much for that, jaylisbeth. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Thu, September 21st, 2017 10:11am

Mike S.

Thank you, Hully!

Thu, September 21st, 2017 6:09pm


Don't lose it, Mike!

Thu, September 21st, 2017 11:12am

Tom Allen714

Great job Hull, one of my favorites...Tom...

Thu, September 21st, 2017 6:14pm


Thanks, Tom. Glad you enjoyed it.

Thu, September 21st, 2017 11:18am

Sue Harris

Aww, love it Hully. You are soooo talented.

Thu, September 21st, 2017 6:34pm


Ha! I'm not agreeing with the last bit but thanks so much for the read, Sue!

Thu, September 21st, 2017 11:35am

Bert Broomberg

Simply marvellous.

Thu, September 21st, 2017 6:48pm


Ha! Thank you, Bert! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Thu, September 21st, 2017 12:08pm

Jeff Bezaire

This is beautiful. It is so much easier to board ourselves up to avoid anymore pain and heartache, but there are people out there worth opening up to and risk being vulnerable for. It's difficult figuring out who to trust and who to hold at a distance these days, but when you meet someone worthy of that key, it's easy to see.

Fri, September 22nd, 2017 1:36am


Thanks, Jeff. This one was pretty personal to me. I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Fri, September 22nd, 2017 7:48am

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