Free Verse: The Rusty Gate


A free verse poetry, “The Rusty Gate”.

He wore a scowl off arched cheekbones. Wrinkles between brows. Daring black eyes pierced through to my heart. I felt his pain. I smiled, backed it with a friendly hello. He spoke with splintered pieces. Harsh edges came from his mouth. I smiled again and said; How can I help? He muttered, pointed a wavering finger at the meat cuts. I continued with a smile with everything he wanted from the deli. He walked away.

The Rusty Gate

The Rusted Gate

A rusted, hinged gate.
Or a port of entrance.
One side is daunting blackness.
Latched with decay and oxidation.
Painted bitterness of scars.
Some say, leave a gate as you found it.
I dare to abide.
Under all that paint and rusted scars.
I see color. I see blue.
I chip away one day at a time.
One layer at a time.
Painting small doses of love.
Over slated boards and rusty bolts.
It loosens.

©Linda J. Wolff 2017
|The Rusted Gate|
A Free Verse Poetry.

What is Free Verse Poetry?

A piece of poetry is free of form, no metrics or structure. No limitations, rhyming or non-rhyming scheme.

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Linda J. Wolff is an interurban word spinner and extrovert through many coffee-stained papers and owned by Rookie the hyperactive Pomeranian dog at Urban Poetry.

20 thoughts on “Free Verse: The Rusty Gate

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