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Keepin the Doors Shut

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JerryPat2
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There is a certain time for old men
When we step softly around closed doors
Of other times,
Hoping not to disturb them.

We begin to observe
Stop signs and we heed them.
Better to not bring up
Things of the past.

Instead we think of a more innocent time,
Smiling outwardly,
Remembering how we were as young boys,
Just beginning to notice girls.

Secretly falling in love with our
Fifth-grade teacher
Who smiled a lot,
And smelled so good.

These open doors are ours to visit,
It is the closed ones,
The one with locks on them,
That we scurry past with a quick look.

We do stop sometimes,
Stare at certain doors
Until our eyes begin to mist over,
And we quickly move on by.

It is when we look around,
Seeing no one and open that door,
That our nightmares
Take us places we fear and dread.

ŠJuly 2, 2017 / Jerry Pat Bolton

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

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JamesMichael
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1 posted 07-13-2017 08:17 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

fine writing...sometimes we need to keep certain doors shut or stay out of a room...james
JerryPat2
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2 posted 07-13-2017 08:26 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

The problem is, James, which door do we keep closed and which one to open. Thanks for stopping by

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Lori Grosser Rhoden
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3 posted 07-14-2017 05:23 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Some doors are like the ones at the grocery store, they automatically open when you walk by... ~L
JerryPat2
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4 posted 07-14-2017 07:34 AM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Cool reply, Lori, and right on too. Thank you.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

Poet In Pink
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I feel your words and agree with you on this Jerry ~ Some things are just better off in the past ~ No sense beating ourselves up anyway ~ We can't change them now. Thanks for sharing   Alana
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