A wall surrounds your fortress,

All see the seemingly over-protection,

 But is simply precaution,

Without these there would be toil and trouble,

Wickedness engulfs.

The castle gates,

Carry most of the weight,

Not physically,

Not mentally,

But hypothetically,

Whether it be bands of rebels,

Or knight of steel,

The gates are entrusted with keeping you safe for a meal.

45 thoughts on “Protect

  1. Your poem is ambiguous in a good way. It makes me think whether that person behind the gates is a prisoner or someone being protected from evil, outside forces. Loved the last line. 🙂

  2. Well designed and crafted poem that I like very much. I live in a country where almost everyone builds walls around their house. It is stifling to me as I feel I am in the prison and the bad guys are free. Walls are good metaphors but I do not living within them. Hugs, pat

  3. Sometimes no matter how precautionary an over-protection may seem, it still remains an over-protection.

    Good enough this was to keep safe for a meal. Hope the ‘protected’ doesnt stand more to gain than just a meal if let loose.


  4. “All see the seemingly over-protection” – that evokes an interesting emotional twinge in me. I agree with Liv2 – I don’t think one can be too careful! Well written.

  5. I liked this poem, the last word makes me wonder if I understood correctly. After the last line I see this wall of human fat before my eyes, not sure that was the meaning?

  6. This reminds me of the old nursery saw – “Come into my parlour, said the spider to the fly” – thank you for making me smile on a Monday morning 🙂

  7. This certainly applies to many of us.. we seem to find safety behind such armors of steel..

    LOVED that last line! A thought provoking write..

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