To Keys

October 27, 2010
By sEcretwRiter1717 BRONZE, East Amwell, New Jersey
sEcretwRiter1717 BRONZE, East Amwell, New Jersey
1 article 0 photos 0 comments

When I open my eyes in the morning,
Your always there waiting for me to wake up
I slip your chain over my head and you lie on my chest
Like an anchor, a holdfast, to history
Most would think you ugly
Rusted, worn and aged, a long body, round head where my chain goes,
And protruding foot, all that need to be shined
But I think you are beautiful, filled with memories
I like to dream sometimes, when I hold you in my hand
Who might have owned you, what might you have opened
How old are you? Great key?
What amazing thing might you have opened before,
Before the thing you opened was long forgotten and you abandoned,
Orphaned, cast away in the dirt, useless.
But let me rescue you, love you again,
As if you were a priceless jewel, not an old rusting key.

The author's comments:
I collect antique keys, and I wear one around my neck. I wrote this to share how special keys really are and how important they are to history.

Similar Articles


This article has 1 comment.

Addie said...
on Nov. 16 2010 at 8:22 am
I meant to make 5 stars and it rated a one, but couldnt change it...I really like it...I do love keys too


MacMillan Books

Aspiring Writer? Take Our Online Course!