Wednesday, April 1, 2015

A Padlock

A Padlock

It is not free.
It doesn’t sparkle or shine.
It can’t come to you
when you call it,
or take you home.
It watches you leave,
then it waits for you
to come back.
It has nothing to do
with love,
no matter where you decide to put it.
You can drown the key,
but it won’t keep you safe.
It’s rarely silent,
but that doesn’t mean it’s alive.
It offers no resistance.
Any child can break it.

NaPoWriMo Day 1
2015 April PAD Challenge Day 1


  1. I like the reference to love, since you now see these on bridges in some cities. I also like how passive it is. Nicely done!

  2. locks keep us out - an essential part of negation, no? and you've carved it well ~

    1. Thank you so much, Grapeling. And, yes, they do keep us out. I will definitely incorporate this aspect of padlocks into my next revision of this poem.