Image for the poem Echo


Embedded in a mountain  
Stone walls the facade
a singular draw bridge 
No external garden
No manicured lawns
No white picket fence
No welcome sign
Behold a fortress,
wrought iron strong hold
The arched portcullis
a defensive masterpiece 
Impervious wooden doors
Constructed of iron and wood
Visitors prohibited 
Secured  by  fetterlocks
Entry restricted
An invitation required 
The fortress of secrets
Open mysterious hours
Beyond the stone
Behind the gates
Dreams transpose reality
Tranquillity awaits
 Blood red roses
Elaborate flowers beds
Manicured perfection
Contour the entrance
The atrium it's heart 
Lush foliage
Vibrant green grass
Trees as old as time 
The emulsion of fragrances
The sweet smell of nectar
Intentional design
A winding staircase
Lined in solid gold
Emulating the sun
Access prohibited 
Gentle whispers
Echo down the hall
Only the chosen enter
Involuntary surrender
The echo whispers
Written by JOY (Joybell)
Published | Edited 25th Apr 2022
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