They peered through the keyhole!

we sat,
not a sound,
hands folded,
in front of us,
the good book,
lay there,
a monument of gargantuan proportion,
on a laminated table,
in the house of the Lord,
scrubbing us free of our sins,
we were squeaky clean,
you could smell the lye soap,
and sen sens,
i could feel the goose bumps,
eating my flesh,
so dark, so dank,
we rubbed our noses,
for the smell of death was close,
we were near the room,
where the dead rested,
before they were smothered,
in the earth,
from whence they came,
and began their journey,
to new beginnings,
whether good or bad,
good or bad,
we would soon learn of God,
tiny hands fidgeting,
waiting,
intripidation,
anticipation,
who was this man,
who practices his craft,
in a world of fantasy,
mingled with reality,
they flock,
to his words,
like sea gulls ,
to a city dump,
on garbage day,
only to realize,
the sea is,
ten thousand miles away,
we prayed,
hoping our young sins,
would be forgiven,
of innocence,
for we were sure,
we would be sinners someday,
the silence was cold,
as she sat,
piercing our young hearts,
with the words of God,
the silence was cold,
as the dead peered through the keyhole,
the silence was cold,
as i unfolded my hands,
and walked away?

They peered through the keyhole! by 


simple man …simple words …simple thoughts…
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Comments

  • LisaMM
    LisaMMalmost 4 years ago

    Great write Rocky…gave me goosebumps….profound insight you have.

  • thank you Lisa..such a kind comment ..appreciated..

    – Rocky Loder

  • sandra22
    sandra22almost 4 years ago

    " i could feel the goose bumps,
    eating my flesh,"
    You take us there Rocky
    Sandra

  • thank you sandra…always appreciate your kindness…

    – Rocky Loder

  • TheWanderingBoo
    TheWanderingBooalmost 4 years ago

    wow, great write

  • thank you Boo…appreciated…

    – Rocky Loder

  • journey360
    journey360almost 4 years ago

    Some good writing, full of suspense

  • thank you..appreciate the comment…

    – Rocky Loder

  • CanyonWind
    CanyonWindalmost 4 years ago

    Superb write Rocky . I could just imagine I was there.
    POP’s

  • thank you PoPs….appreciated…

    – Rocky Loder

  • trish725
    trish725almost 4 years ago

  • thank you trish…much appreciated…

    – Rocky Loder

  • SimplyRed
    SimplyRedalmost 4 years ago

    oh yes the stench of death…so very eloquently put by you Rocky as always your poetry is pure of heart and imagery….
    the silence was cold,
    as the dead peered through the keyhole

    goosebumps appear on my living flesh xx

  • thank you christine…appreciate your comment…

    – Rocky Loder

  • Sally Omar
    Sally Omaralmost 4 years ago

  • thank you so much…such an honor for me…appreciated…

    – Rocky Loder

  • SimplyRed
    SimplyRedalmost 4 years ago

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  • thank you christine…really appreciated…by the way great job you do within the group….

    – Rocky Loder

  • SimplyRed
    SimplyRedalmost 4 years ago

    :
    congratulations Rocky :)))

  • thank you christine…truly humbled…

    – Rocky Loder

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