Keys and Keyholes


by CE Smith

Ears are like keyholes
Words are like keys
If what is said doesn't fit,
it won't go in.
If what is said is denied,
the words will be changed
to fit the ears.
But every notch you fill,
every carve you make,
is only hurting you.
It's a pain that is subtle at first,
but the reality of it sets in;
you crumble to pieces.
I've changed so many keys
to fit so many ears,
but I can't stop,
even when every tear is like acid.
Ears only want specific keys,
and will turn away anything else.
It's about time someone listened
to the raw words that mumble in my mind.
It's about time that I force the key in,
instead of shaping it to their liking,
instead of leaving scars on my cheeks.
It's about time,
for them to
face reality.

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Writers Bio

Poetry is supposed to make you think… duh. But really, to me, it's a way for the soul to express itself. Open your mind, and your heart will surely follow. Open your heart, and be careful your mind does not confuse lust for love.


Inspirational ImageKeys by Kevin Connorsby Kevin Connors

Pieces Inspired by this Image

'The Daily Grind'
by Tim Tobin

'The Key to Room 14'
by Linda Casper

'Keys'
by Connie Rae Sebert


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