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The doorway that is You.........reposted

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Balladeer
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0 posted 09-15-2000 08:49 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer


There is a door in front of me
That wasn't there before
Which promises true ecstacy
If I walk through that door.

It beckons me with love devine
If I will but pass through
To taste the pleasures that are mine.
That door, my dear, is you.

I stand here just a step away
From everything you pledge
And yet it seems to me I may
Be standing on a ledge

The great unknown lies just beyond
Just barely out of view
Thin ice that masks a frigid pond?
The doorway that is you.

It may just be that I am scared
I've walked through doors before
To find that I was ill-prepared
For all that lay in store

And, yet, your words invite me so
I'm not sure what to do
Should I step through or should I go
From that door which is you.

If hesitation worries you
Please try to understand
Experiences I've been through
Cause me to stay my hand

Are you a door to heaven's gate
Or to the gates of Hell?
Will we find love or learn to hate
Each other? Who can tell?

So here I stand, with feet of lead
Without a single clue
Hold back or rush right through, instead
The doorway that is you.

© Copyright 2000 Michael Mack - All Rights Reserved
Mark Bohannan
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1 posted 09-15-2000 08:57 PM       View Profile for Mark Bohannan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mark Bohannan

Just make sure you wear your "raincoat" my friend...the storms nowadays are much more wicked than they used to be.  Excellent read my friend and I am so glad you reposted it.  Beautiful verse and I love reading your posts especially the ones of the heart.   Bowing to one of the masters
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2 posted 09-15-2000 08:57 PM       View Profile for Mark Bohannan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mark Bohannan




OOOPpppppsss double clicked      That happens when I am in the midst of one of the masters.

[This message has been edited by Mark Bohannan (edited 09-15-2000).]
Wilfred Yeats
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3 posted 09-15-2000 09:01 PM       View Profile for Wilfred Yeats   Email Wilfred Yeats   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Wilfred Yeats's Home Page   View IP for Wilfred Yeats

'deer-
some worn out cliche' s:
"dammed if you do - dammed if you don't"
"He who hesitates is lost"
"look before you leap"

You've crafted a great poem and avoided them all - I'm proud of you
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4 posted 09-15-2000 09:03 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

oh my, more gates to hell?  Lots of ways in, I see...Lol...and this is really lovely...
love the doorway as imagery...thank you, kind sir.  Smiles to you.
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5 posted 09-15-2000 09:03 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

I remember this one well!

You know as you walk through it
It may close up in your face
But I'll be sure I do it
With all gentleness and grace

hehehe    Couldn't resist Mike.

I still love it, more so now than then!
Martie
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Balladeer--I believe in opening doors... when you hesitate, then you loose something that could have been.  Love this poem!
Seymour Tabin
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7 posted 09-15-2000 09:15 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Balladeer,
Remarkable, you took the words right out of my mouth. Excellent
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Balladeer, each threshold of life presents new challenges. Doors, doors, doors. Where is Monte Hall when you need him?

I very much enjoyed this.  

~ Claire

Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?......Henry David Thoreau

doreen peri
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9 posted 09-15-2000 09:32 PM       View Profile for doreen peri   Email doreen peri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for doreen peri

AWESOME!!!
X Angel
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10 posted 09-15-2000 09:34 PM       View Profile for X Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for X Angel

this is great, I can relate to the doors so well.....heaven or hell...and how do we know???
*sigh*
~Heather
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11 posted 09-15-2000 09:46 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

I sit here depressed, forlorn
From reading this great yarn...
No dithering did I receive
But screams of "Yikes! A BARN!" *G*
No cosy little cottage here
No penthouse rich and fine
Awaits the fool who lingers near
This doorway that is mine.

Now, Deer one... will it be the lady or the tiger? *G* Loved your poem!
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12 posted 09-15-2000 10:50 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Would I be wrong to say the window is slightly opened?...

LOL!  Love the reposts...you must have a treasure chest of lore we've not yet had a peek at!
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Balladeer you genius you.  I am glad you reposted.  I really enjoyed this.  But just think - it could be the door to heaven and love eternally.  

               didi
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14 posted 09-15-2000 10:53 PM       View Profile for BloomingRose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for BloomingRose

hmmmmm dare I answer this one...
I have to say the end result of temptation is not as good as the beginning, thats for sure.
Well written insight of the human struggle.

Deb  
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15 posted 09-15-2000 11:38 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Mark...I'm very glad you enjoyed it and...don't worry. My, er, raincoat is always within reach  

Wilfred..cliches are a dime a dozen! Thanks for the kind words  

Serenity....yep, so many ways into that place...some of them worth it!

Dovey...you really know how to hurt a guy   LOL!

Martie...I couldn't agree more! Life's too short to pass by doors....

Sy...I'm glad I got them from a good home. Thank you, my pal  


Claire...yeah, where IS old Monte? I always liked door #3 myself  

Doreen....one word from you is praise enough for me! Thanks, wonderful girl  

Heather....How indeed?? I try to pick the ones with the nicest knobs  

Suthern...I prefer the lady with a lot of tiger in her!!!

Sunshine...just a crack maybe Thanks for your very kind words.

didi....Yes, it could be. Who's to say?? I appreciate you....

Rose....very interesting observation. No, it can't match it in excitement but it can surpass it in satisfaction. Thanks for commenting!

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16 posted 09-15-2000 11:57 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

I remember this one well, too! Well, nothing ventured, nothing gained! Great poem, but of course!  

Denise
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very nice confusion here...but I always say you never know until you try, and if you don't try, you'll wonder of it for life.
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18 posted 09-16-2000 08:45 AM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

'Deer - a response is required *heh heh*

You know why you're in the doorway,
You write with eclectic flair.
You insist on posting your way,
Now you get the electric chair!

Take him away, jailer!

I like your poem, Mike - It's just that YOU must be stopped!  lol

suthern - what a great response - lmbo@barn - you really should not be so self-deprecating - you are a beautiful person.
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19 posted 09-16-2000 10:45 AM       View Profile for Irish Rose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irish Rose

I loved this for many reasons. The metaphor of "doors' is a very special one for me, as I recently posted one about a woman going through a door...the meaning and all. I believe the most important thing I get from this message is that some doors also have locks. If you find someone you can trust, you don't need the lock, or a key, entry is available, the going in and coming out, but once that trust is broken, the lock is put on and there is a sadness there. This is going in my library, to remind me that each door in our lives must be constantly maintained for trust, reassurance that those we want to enter through don't need a key. That they come in with gladness and joy. That's the way it should be!


Kathleen

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20 posted 09-16-2000 01:55 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

There is a door before me ...
it leads to poetry.
Once I cross the threshold,
there are endless treasures to behold.
So many words of wisdom written by the wise,
so many well penned verses..they bring tears to my eyes.
Today in my travels..I happened upon this door..
and it happened once again ... like so many times before.
I read Deers words of wisdom, grace, and bliss ...
and it makes me shout out my window ...
OH HOW I LOVE WHEN YOU WRITE LIKE THIS  

*kisskiss*
JM
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Well i am a little bit of everything...all rolled into one.....this is just superb...
there is a doorway....in front and behind...the decision is the hard part...and if is is open to you well then I say..... JUMP RIGHT IN!!! you only live once right?!! But you know...those who give advice....rarely heed it themselves!!!! Nice writing!!!  

Julie :)


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Well i am a little bit of everything...all rolled into one.....this is just superb...
there is a doorway....in front and behind...the decision is the hard part...and if is is open to you well then I say..... JUMP RIGHT IN!!! you only live once right?!! But you know...those who give advice....rarely heed it themselves!!!! Nice writing!!!  
sorry about hte double post here!!! OOPPSSS!!!  

Julie  




[This message has been edited by JulieAnn (edited 09-16-2000).]
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23 posted 09-16-2000 04:46 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Husg

"If you always do what you've always done
You'll always be where you are right now."

Author Unknown
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I love reading your earlier poetry, Mike.  By reading, I continue to learn from you.

Alison
 
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