I Am the Gatekeeper

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

A reflection on the reason I am alone.

I AM THE GATEKEEPER

 

Do not enter

It is my job to say

And I take my job seriously

 

I am the gatekeeper

 

It is a lonely task

One I took upon myself

For reasons that

I am yet to understand

 

But I know

I need to be the gatekeeper

 

Some have tried

Many I have scared away

Successful in my job

 

I am the gatekeeper

 

Doomed to a life in solitude

I weep alone

For I am the only person to open the gate

But it remains closed

 

I am the gatekeeper

 

And there behind the walls I build

And the heavy gate I guard

Lies in a small iron box

My scared lonely heart


Submitted: October 16, 2021

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olive tree

seamless melancholy - lovely

Sat, October 16th, 2021 10:52am

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