Göran Gustafsson


The Gatekeeper - Poem by Göran Gustafsson

Standing at the gates of Eden
I was not allowed to pass
“Not today, sir! ” the keeper shouts
And then he turned to me his ass

Waiting for the day to come
I read my book anew
Years went by and time ran fast
But no one else went through

Questions tumbled in my head
When keeper finally revealed:
“This gate was yours and yours alone
But now it’s closed and sealed”

Turning to the end of pages
I saw an ancient find
The keeper of the gates of Eden was
But a shadow in my mind.

Copyright © 2008 Göran Gustafsson. All rights reserved


Comments about The Gatekeeper by Göran Gustafsson

  • Rookie Denise Bekker ~* The Sound *~ (6/16/2010 11:11:00 AM)

    Cleverly penned. Poetic imagery was great. Well done; D (Report) Reply

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  • Freshman - 750 Points Ruth Walters (6/14/2009 9:22:00 AM)

    Brilliant little poem, well executed, good flow and rhyme! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,197 Points Marie Shine (2/21/2009 1:20:00 PM)

    Another very well written poem Goran which I like very much.The restrictions we have in our lives are self created and only we can free outselves from them. A well deserved 10 from me. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Mike Riley Lindsey (1/25/2009 7:06:00 PM)

    THE ONLY CHAINS THAT BIND US ARE THE CHAINS OF OUR OWN SOUL. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ivor Hogg (1/19/2009 7:28:00 PM)

    We all are hampered by self doubt, (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,723 Points Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black (11/16/2008 11:13:00 AM)

    We are all prisoners of our mind's perceptions until we learn to free our minds.A ten from me. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Poem Edited: Saturday, September 4, 2010


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