Afraid To Use It


She holds in her possession the key to her freedom

Her chance to escape the cage that holds her tight

Doubt creeps in as she contemplates the unknown

The dangers than may lurk beyond her prison


Believing she has control of her future life

Leaves her content and settled for the present

Better to stay within the safety of her bonds

Than risk falling victim to harm in the world outside


Holding the key to her release

But being afraid to use it

She will never be free

Without courage


This post was in response to the WHAT DO YOU SEE? challenge hosted by Hélène Vaillant, the creator of Willow Poetry:

Weekly challenge

21 thoughts on “Afraid To Use It

      1. My pleasure. Would you mind leaving a link to your post in the comment section to be included in the roundup next week?


    1. This was my face at work today! I opened the safe to find something and there was a shiny key with a label on it saying “Melody’s key”. I picked it up wondering what is it for? Had to ring my manager who told me we have new keys to lock up.

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