Closed Permanently

By Gypsie-Ami Offenbacher-Ferris

Photograph by Paul Szlosek
In response to photo prompt provided by Paul Szlosek and The Poetorium Photo Poetry Prompt Project

Not this way
turn yourself around
the way to my heart
is closed permanently now

No more heart aches
no more pain
I don’t want this to ever
happen again

Pay heed to the sign
it’s dangerous up there
much safer to play
down here without care

Let broken hearts suffer
alone no more
keep moving and shuffling
right on out of the door

Leave my sign hanging
untouched and unmarred
lest tomorrow I’m forced
to seal it shut with metal bars


  1. Secretly hoping this is true ……..


  2. Dan Antion says:

    Someone always crawls over the warning signs…

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  3. Sadje says:

    Such a heartfelt poem Ami.

    Liked by 1 person

      1. Sadje says:

        My pleasure dear friend

        Liked by 1 person

  4. Thank you Paul and thank you for the photo prompt! 😊


  5. Paul Szlosek says:

    Great poem, Gypsie! So honored to know that my photo help inspire it…

    Liked by 1 person

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