The Key to Humanity

by Christopher Knodel

From Ninevah to Cairo sands

and made from stones or woods,

locks have thwarted the idle hands

of thieves who pilfer goods.


Angles, Saxons, and Norseman all

forged safeguards for their wealth.

Prisons forged locks from Rome to Gaul,

their keys worth more than stealth.


By modern times, locks had progressed,

levers, tumblers and pin.

Deadbolts, turnstile, hidden, recessed,

all kept out or locked in.


But human kind, although sound mind,

will lock up things with ease;

but they tread on the verge of dread,

of misplacing their keys.

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Writers Bio

Chris ‘Irish Goat’ Knodel is an author, poet and ultra-distance runner in San Antonio, TX. He is a freelance journalist and writes a weekly syndicated newspaper column. His poetry and short fiction have been featured in The Asses of Parnassus, Ealain (MPA Publishing), The Wolfian, The Write Place at the Write Time, Writer’s Quibble, The Zodiac Review & Zombie Logic Review. He can be easily spotted by his kilt, tattoos and six inch, flaming-red, Van Dyke goatee.

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