Friday, 13 February 2015

The Open Door

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The jingling of keys and the hesitant creaking of the iron gates herald the arrival of the freedom that I have been longing for all these years.The reasons that drove me into committing that ancient crime seems smudged from memory but the moments of solitude and contemplation I spent within the prison walls remain as fresh as wet ink on paper.

The door opens to a whole new life ahead, but strangely there is no happiness or relief but a looming grey cloud of fear and uncertainty. Thoughts flowed incessantly within the four walls propelled by hope; the padlocks never attempted to confine them as I inked shreds of yellowing paper. But today as I walk out of the open door and merge with the madness outside I hear the click of a lock from somewhere within.

Written for the topic "Open" at Lillie McFerrin Writes

17 comments:

  1. ...I hear the click of the lock from somewhere within and I am transformed into a different me into a different world. Very nice interpretation of the prompt Vidya!!

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    1. Thanks Manish for the constant support :)

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  2. I guess we're all prisoners inside our mind. Well done.

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    1. Yes, and sometimes while we are free in some respects, we lose freedom in other spheres.

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  3. wow, very subtly interpreted. Prisoner to oneself.

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  4. Prisoner in your own head! profound and beautifully expressed.

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  5. It seems life always gives us so many open doors. I love the word picture you created here.

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  6. Wow! That was an amazing write-up!

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