The answer

This poem is for the Secret Keeper’s poetry prompt. This week’s words are:


Photo ©Forest and Kim Starr


I wait for you beneath the bower,

Where we always meet, where the roses grow,

I know the question you will ask me,

Will I accept or tell you no.


I’ll walk with you to the wide world’s end,

Till rivers run dry and birds’ songs cease,

Through tears and laughter, but tie me with vows,

I’ll open my cage and take my release.

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

12 thoughts on “The answer”

      1. Pain is difficult but it should not stop you from feel ing and living forward through what you have experienced as an inspiration propelling to become enlightened. I am for learning from all that is around us. I believe we should infuse our lives into our work. Writing is a great way to help others beyond yourself.

      2. It’s a great way to help ourselves too. There’s the cathartic element, but writing also helps us sort out our feelings and maybe analyse them a little. That’s always a good thing.


      3. I am for catharsis in whatever your form of expression. We all need to release. Writing and painting do it the most for me. I don’t feel one should censor expression. Editing it. Yes! Some may just be private but often it is a good thing to share. It helps not only you but others sometimes who see what you create. Who knows what the effect will be.

      4. I am sorry to receive this message. Also, sorry I only now had the chance to check comments. What a sad time. It feels,like getting punched in the center of all your emotions. Way too many times I’ve felt that experience. I will keep you and your sweet cats in my mind. So Sorry.

      5. That’s important. The furry one’s who take hold of our hearts, allow us in on their terms. Most times pretty amazing privileges they award upon us. I know I feel blessed with whatever they are willing to give and/or share. It’s all good..

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