By Gypsie-Ami Offenbacher-Ferris

In response to Sadje’s
What Do You See #151
Sept. 12, 2022

Trapped inside a cell
not of his own making.
A wife of many years,
successful children,
adored grand-children many.

Happy yet longing,
contentedly dissatisfied,
aching for something more,
searching to fill his soul-ache,
unknown light to fill the void.

A bright beam to lift away
the fog of ordinary.
The touch of one forbidden
yet loved and loving.
A gift to each and each other.
A balm for both, poison for one.

Discovery would ruin his world,
tailored to his liking,
the asset of his life-long work,
all gone, yet never adrift.
Still, he comes back for more.


  1. Sadje says:

    Ami this poem says a lot in few lines. Excellent take. Thanks for joining in

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re most welcome

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  2. Nope, Not Pam says:

    Wonderful poem, I love that last line, things are never as simple as they appear

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    1. Thank you so much Deb! ❤️

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  3. judeitakali says:

    Captivating work.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Clever and thank you Jude! 😊


  4. Very nice, deep, sad. I think very relatable.

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    1. Thank you so much Brandon! 😊

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