Saturday, June 11, 2011

The Chamber

Jenny Matlock

The body is a fortress
protecting the chamber within.
It's been there forever
well, as long as I've been.

It's a structure that's sound,
the chamber that is,
cause the fortress takes work
it's a life long biz.

The wall was built long ago
to keep people out.
There's a drawbridge and moat
with no fear of a drought.

When the drawbridge is down
there's some cause for concern.
Don't want bad people in
for my world they'll upturn

Sometimes it's too hard to tell
and so through they do get
but the chamber's secure
so they're really no threat.

There's a lock on the chamber
one that can not be picked
and those that do try
will have some conflict.

There's a key that is needed
to get to the core
and only a special few
are allowed inside the door.

If you figured it out
then boy you are smart
but for those that haven't
the chamber's my heart.

13 Unleashed voices:

Christine said...

Protect that heart of yours but don't let skepticism be the lock. There are many good people who want to come in.

Nonna Beach said...

Excellent job !

I am always so amazed with your mastery of poetic stories and the messages and feelings you cleverly weave through vivid, comparative words and images. BRAVO !!!

cj Schlottman said...

An open heart invites love. Just keep your eye on that drawbridge and moat!


Dazee Dreamer said...

Kudo's to you. I figured it was your heart. I loved it. And know how hard it is to finally find the right key that opens those chambers. :) said...

This is wonderful. I like how you pulled it all together with the final line and enjoyed a second read even more.

Ames said...

This was great. Wish I could rhyme with ease like you can.~Ames

Sue said...

Nice. And I liked the imagery of the chamber.


Jo said...

i actually figured it out ... whew! full of wonderful and vivid imagery ... i enjoyed this!

Kat said...

I love your original take on the prompt! Your words are so well crafted, I read this twice just to savor them. Kat

Judie said...

This is a most original take on the prompt. Excellent writing skills you have there!

Jenny said...

You make poetry LOOK craft it so easily and tell such a story with your words...

But, alas, I know it is only your talent that makes it seem so.

I find it very difficult to write in this genre that you embrace so easily.

Great use of the prompt.

Thank you for sharing this.

Reflections said...

Beautifully shared... So many of us hold a special key, locked away from the world. But what beauties we also miss stayed beyond the walls of our fortress.

beccagivens said...

You crafted this well ... I knew the answer but loved the direction you took ... Nicely done!!

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