Mind Block

The image shows a set of keys hanging from the door lock. The door appears to be closed.

build a wall, brick by brick
lay firm foundations
make each brick stick
over crimson clay
slather thick cement
leave not a crack
seal every chink

concentrate, visualise
this wall surrounds
a great oak door
close it tightly
turn the key
safe inside
you can’t

locked within
my fortress
you can’t



Image credit: Photomix company @ Pixabay

Written in response to Sadje‘s What Do You See #108 photo prompt

89 thoughts on “Mind Block

      • Welcome! That’s interesting. I think one of the most important thing for other writers is to know how others write. It gives us help in breaking down the mental barriers of writing, makes it feel less solitary. Sometimes the title comes first and sometimes last. You picked out an effective one, where it becomes part of the work and expands on it. Nicely done! Love reading our thoughts! Have a great day!

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  1. Your formatting looks like an exclamation mark, to me, Chris… the final “Get out, stay out!” one.
    I’ve been in that position in the past, needing to put up walls and big oak doors around me, more so in school days, but on the odd occasion since leaving. I don’t know why some people feel the need to be like that, probably a power thing, but bullying shows great power, does it not? 🙄
    Still, karma will catch up with them.
    Nicely written, Chris, and I apologise for using this comment to vent some venom! 😡 (is that even a phrase?)

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  2. There is a profound justice and relief when one can escape a bad situation.
    Sometimes if only in the mind. But having a safe stucture to retreat to can make the difference of living life or simply existing by another persons’ rules.
    I join the many in offering you praise for you verse. Well done.

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  3. Oooo, I love your visual look with this poem! I think we all turn those keys at some point. We just need to remember to open that door to others, too. x You’re going to be AMAZING in 2022, my friend! xxxxx

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