Someone to Watch Over You

I am the gatekeeper

I do not set the cost

Or raise the pole

But stand silent to watch

As you pass through

Nudging you towards the direction you must take

As you go on to something new

I will remain steadfast

Till you are safe

And only then will I take to the path after you

Waiting for your hand to bid me near

Listening for the song of what we've done here


  • Fay Slimm.

    A charming and delightful look at what a good gatekeeper can and does do for those needing direction in life......... very poetically expressed too - thanks for sharing it dear Lorna and so pleased the sun is shining at last in your neck of the woods.

    • Lorna

      Thank you Fay - I'm looking forward to putting my annual plants in place today - finally!

    • Poetic Dan

      It was perfectly for my mind!
      Thank you

    • Lorna

      Thanks Dan! Enjoy the day.

    • dusk arising

      Like watching your Baby learning to walk. Every encouragement is there from you but there comes a day when the baby walks across the room to you. Golden moments. Such moments are there throughout our lives. We can hope for a certain outcome/chain of events... and seeing something near to it is a WIN.

      • Lorna

        Hi - its actually my friend dying of Alzheimer's but can be read for many scenarios I guess. Thanks Dusk.

      • orchidee

        Good write Lorna.

      • Suresh

        Poems are like an abstract painting. Each sees a different nuance - and the more the merrier, for then the artist has achieved the goal, as have you.

      • Michael Edwards

        Beaytiful write Lorna - no I don't see checkpoints of any political persuasion - just hope for the future.

      • Goldfinch60

        May your gate lead to the wonderful life that you deserve Lorna.

        Glad the sun is out at last - Andy.

      • DesertWords

        Reading "Someone..." made me sit back and think of very important gatekeepers in my life, and the times
        that I've been a minder of the gate. Thank you for guiding me down that path.

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