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Poem about a Lock and Key

Updated on August 10, 2012
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Under Lock And Key

I shiver near

A cardboard wall,

Watching torn t-shirts hang

Out of experienced windows while

Grammar-less children look,

Probe,

From a distance

For a crack in the clouds.

Save the innocent ones,

Not the blackened pennies covering their streets,

For they did not choose to be ruled

By those with more money

And greed.

They try

To force weakened hands

Through the stern doors,

Probing,

But they can not find

They can not find

The golden key.


© Christy Birmingham

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      @ahorseback, Thank-you. I am pleased you connect with the poem. It really is such an important issue. Ah here I go in thinking mode again...

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      ahorseback 5 years ago

      I love how this leaves the mind in a thinking mode ! AWesome write

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      Christy Birmingham 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      @Jane, thank-you and I can tell you are lost in thought.. I do hope the poem leads people to question more about homelessness.

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      Jane Carroll 6 years ago

      Intriguing...

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      Christy Birmingham 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Alocsin, I agree and they are just so powerless. Thanks for the comment and vote.

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      alocsin 6 years ago from Orange County, CA

      It's unfortunate that innocent children are the ones who suffer most from imbalances. Voting this Up and Beautiful.

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      Christy Birmingham 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      DreamOn, those are great sentiments. I do wish more people were willing to look outside of their current circumstances and help others. Thank-you for sharing your words and your kindness with me today.

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      DREAM ON 6 years ago

      As I struggle in my in life rising to find my way.Given education and knowledge to help me find my own key.I see others who have little choice and opportunity.They are victims of society.I wish that more people would help those who want to better themselves.I think we can all keep their dreams alive and well.So some day they can lift their head up high and realize they found a way to reach the sky.If more people understand and care there can be a way to change not only today but every day.A wonderful hub thank you so much.

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      Christy Birmingham 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thanks Sonya. I hope that with emotions comes awareness. Take care.

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      Christy Birmingham 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Yes, role models can do wonders for morale and support. Thank-you SusieQ42 for the comments here.

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      Christy Birmingham 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Keys we have (the tools) and now we need to find the right locks to fit them. Yes, I would still be writing as I do enjoy the work. And we might never have met... now that is not a happy thought. Thanks Marc for taking time to read my poetry.

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      Sonya L Morley 6 years ago from Edinburgh

      I thought this was a moving poem, sad too. Voted up.

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      SusieQ42 6 years ago

      Sad to say that poverty is all around us, not just in third world countries but also right here in the United States and even Canada! Hopefully a great role model will come along in their lives to help them rise above their proverty stricken childhoods.

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      Marc Babineau 6 years ago from Cornwall, Ontario, The Seaway City

      Nice poem, resonates well with us poor folk! (come on, if we weren't poor would we be blogging and writing articles for pennies?)

      I like the keys, they speak volumes.

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      Christy Birmingham 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank-you Deborah for your insight. Yes Love is the basis for many things isn't it?! Nice to see you here as a fellow poet :)

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      Christy Birmingham 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank-you Katrina!!

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      Christy Birmingham 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I do wish there was more balance between the people of so many countries. Education is one key we can use to help others.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 6 years ago from Nepal

      I can so much relate this poem with the deprived children in my country. They need key ot love and acceptance.

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      katrinasui 6 years ago

      It is a nice poem to read. Well done my friend.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      I love your poem and then the question at the end. I think the answer is Love that would be my answer.. Love is most important. All though we need money to live but if you don't have love you have nothing.

      great hub

      voted up

      Debbie

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      Christy Birmingham 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I wish more people could get beyond the closed doors. Thank-you teaches for taking time to read the poem and take time for the issue at hand.

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      Christy Birmingham 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank-you billybuc, wow what a great compliment! I genuinely am touched by your words.

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      Bill Holland 6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      You are a writer of considerable talent young lady. It is a pleasure to read your work and this is beautiful!

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      Dianna Mendez 6 years ago

      It seems that some of us are not privy to what is beyond the door without a golden key to open it. The world can be lonely and cold to those who have to remain on the outside. Loved your poem and its descriptive analogy of life.

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      Christy Birmingham 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Poetry can be up for interpretation, no right or wrong answers here. Thanks Cagsil!

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      Christy Birmingham 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank-you, I'm glad you enjoyed the hub!

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      Cagsil 6 years ago from USA or America

      Very interesting poem. It speaks loudly and clearly. However, it is also open to interpretation, like so many other things. But, from my perspective, I'm pretty sure I've a handle on it. Thank you for this expression. :) Voted up and Interesting. :)

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      Nizam Khan 6 years ago from Hyderabad, India.

      Amazing poetry and well asked poll question..... !

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