Friday, 30 July 2010

Lines of defence.



Scarred by keys
failing forced entry.
It still stands
the sentinel.
Guarding my heart.




Prompted by Magpie tales.

40 comments:

  1. This is a beautiful and deeply poignant poem, Stafford, one which affects me profoundly. You express so much real human emotion in such an endearingly moving way.

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  2. Liked the 'failed forced entry' line. It gives the piece it guts. Well done.

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  3. You say a lot with very little as only a true writer can...it is a powerful poem! :-)

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  4. Very few lines but it speaks volumes!

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  5. excellent. short and pointed...i wonder if many hearts lock faces bear as many scars...

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  6. How is it that so few words can wield such power.
    Fabbo.

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  7. ah but if one had the right key, there would be no forced entry...

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  8. "Guarding my heart" - well written.
    Thanks for visiting my entry for last week - and yes I am a Kiwi ;-)

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  9. Powerful! So much said with so few words.

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  10. to have had so many who tried to unlock that beautiful being of who you are, yet failed to reach into you. such a simple statement but a powerful magpie!!

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  11. Great magpie Stafford...blessings...bkm

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  12. Choose " GENUINE"
    Not Generic
    Superficial, Shallow, Insincere
    " GENUINE " Is To Die For
    Truth and Trust
    We Hold So Dear
    Heartstrings Strummed With " GENUINE"
    Played Soft, With A " Love Thats True'
    * Is A Melody Made In Heaven *
    And " OUR WISH "
    Dear Stafford
    ** FOR YOU **

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  13. Simply lovely- I always look for your posts and am never disappointed!

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  14. Excellent.

    So who has the right key?

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  15. This is actually quite beautiful. You often just hit the nail on the head, Stafford. Bravo!

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  16. Nice magpie. These few words say so much!

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  17. Forced entry .... never a good thing! Beautifully written, as usual.

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  18. Heartfelt, Stafford. Nice one.

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  19. Dear Stafford: Lovely haiku! Heartfelt wisdom. Who's going to unlock the heart? What does it take?

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  20. Hope there is no need of force entry... that the heart will open just at the right moment...

    nice Magpie :)

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  21. Spare and poignant. I love this. LOVE it!!

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  22. Have a sunny day!

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  23. Lucky you are to have something guard your heart..just heard a click!!

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  24. One's heart is important to protect and nurture.

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  25. love the combination of words. 'sentinel,' holds such imagery. good job with this.

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  26. And I wonder at the doorgate ...

    What caused such a sentinel in the first place?

    Lovely!

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  27. so simple....but so very beautiful and full of feeling.

    *swoon*

    ;)

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  28. i love your title 'lines of defence' lovely piece

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  29. I swear I did not read yours first. Seems like locking one's heart away might be a popular thing to do.
    Nicely written.
    P.S. Don't sell the boat!!!!

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  30. I love the idea of a scarred lock. Nice magpie!

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