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And The Door Opens

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And The Door Opens

....and the door opens, a yawning chasm. I then ask myself to cross the threshold. A yawning chasm, of fears and anger. To cross the threshold, is to accept them. Of fears and anger, I have always ran. Is to accept them, a lessening of myself? I have always ran. Standing at a distance, a lessening of myself. What if I reach out? Standing in the distance, I then ask myself, "What if I reach out and the door opens?"

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  1. Date: 8/28/2011 9:19:00 PM
    ooh, I love how the last two lines came together, one of the principal things I look for in a good pantoum,Paula!! Great message to this one.

  1. Date: 8/28/2011 9:15:00 PM
    I love how you did that. Last four coming together. Good stuff, Paula! :-) Cyndi