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Behind Closed Doors

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Below is the poem entitled Behind Closed Doors which was written by poet Jan Allison. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Behind Closed Doors

On their wedding day
Carried across the threshold
Now nursery door is closed
Mother softly sobbing
Her newborn baby was stillborn

Such a sad sad sight 
Peeling paint, broken hinges
Couldn’t bear the memories
They had to move away
Crumbling relics of times gone by

Jan Allison
16th July 2014
Written for Door to a Wayra Contest Sponsored By Nette Onclaud
~Awarded 4th Place ~

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  1. Date: 8/20/2014 10:11:00 AM
    Thank you

  1. Date: 8/6/2014 10:46:00 PM
    ALWAYS, ENJOY HEARING FROM YOU

    Allison Avatar Jan Allison
    Date: 8/7/2014 3:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Likewise Linda it is always a pleasure to see your beautiful smile:-) Hugs Jan xx
  1. Date: 7/29/2014 12:44:00 PM
    Jan, Congratulations, on making Nette's winning list. She's a tough judge. Take Care, LINDA :)

    Allison Avatar Jan Allison
    Date: 7/29/2014 7:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I adore Nette's contests and always strive to do my best in them Linda:-) hugs jan xx
  1. Date: 7/29/2014 4:06:00 AM
    Jan, beautiful contrast that lingers on the mind in a muse.. Congrats on your fine win!

    Allison Avatar Jan Allison
    Date: 7/29/2014 7:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for the lovely comment as ever Dave:-) Hugs jan xxxx
  1. Date: 7/25/2014 2:23:00 PM
    a most sensitive write that takes me there, jan.. your fabulous win in my contest gladdens me.. congrats and huggs

    Allison Avatar Jan Allison
    Date: 7/25/2014 3:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Nette I am always so glad when i get placed in your contests - the new forms you find for us are always a challenge and I try my best to get it right. i was so pleased to be placed with this poem it means a lot to me. Jan xx
  1. Date: 7/25/2014 5:56:00 AM
    And back again wid huge congrats Jan on this winsome write !

    Allison Avatar Jan Allison
    Date: 7/25/2014 5:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Dr Sharma thanks so much for the lovely comment. Hugs Jan xx
  1. Date: 7/24/2014 7:23:00 PM
    Poignant is a good word for this gem. Congrats on your fine win, Jan.

    Allison Avatar Jan Allison
    Date: 7/25/2014 2:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Andrea even now i can still see the picture in my mind it was superb inspiration. Hugs jan xxx
  1. Date: 7/24/2014 4:00:00 PM
    Very well written and poignant Jan, wonderful...I entered as well but forgot the date...I must be getting old :)

    Allison Avatar Jan Allison
    Date: 7/24/2014 4:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for dropping by David - i enter the contests then forget about it and get a shock when congrats mails appear and Ive been placed which is always a great boost. Hugs jan xx
  1. Date: 7/24/2014 4:00:00 PM
    Wohoo way to go on your sweeet win sweetheart :)

    Allison Avatar Jan Allison
    Date: 7/24/2014 4:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Casarah for dropping by. Hugs jan xx
  1. Date: 7/24/2014 11:39:00 AM
    You added a great variety to Nette's wayra challenge with this sad piece. Congratulations on your win. PS thanks for the read and recognition of my own entry. I appreciate your time.

    Allison Avatar Jan Allison
    Date: 7/24/2014 12:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for dropping by and commenting on my peom. i do try and comment on all the winning poems :-) Hugs Jan xx
  1. Date: 7/24/2014 11:15:00 AM
    Good for you! A nice placement with this sad poem. BG

    Allison Avatar Jan Allison
    Date: 7/24/2014 12:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for dropping by Barbara. Hugs jan xx
  1. Date: 7/24/2014 9:53:00 AM
    A great write, a sad message. All so finely written in a very short poem!! You touch the reader's heart deeply with this fine write my friend! BBBBBBBRRRAAVVVOOOO!!!!!!!

    Allison Avatar Jan Allison
    Date: 7/24/2014 9:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much for the lovely comment Robert. Hugs Jan xxx
  1. Date: 7/24/2014 9:44:00 AM
    I may copy and paste congrats but I have read your work and find its quality very good..Sara

    Allison Avatar Jan Allison
    Date: 7/24/2014 9:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much for the personal comment Sara it is much appreciated! Hugs Jan xxx
  1. Date: 7/24/2014 9:38:00 AM
    Wow......you have told a complete story, in so few lines, and such a sad twist to this contest. Well done, Jan!

    Allison Avatar Jan Allison
    Date: 7/24/2014 9:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Carrie. Hugs Jan xxx
  1. Date: 7/24/2014 6:11:00 AM
    Very sad and tragic theme, congrats on the win, Jan

    Allison Avatar Jan Allison
    Date: 7/24/2014 6:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for the lovely comment Dr Mehta. Hugs Jan xx
  1. Date: 7/24/2014 5:51:00 AM
    Tragic and so sad Jan however despite such we must move on and gang on.. Congratulations ! Hugs,.:)

    Allison Avatar Jan Allison
    Date: 7/24/2014 6:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Oh I didn't know it had been judged! Thanks for the lovely comment. Hugs Jan xx
  1. Date: 7/19/2014 5:05:00 AM
    Very well expressed, Jan, and so sad. Sometimes I guess the best thing to do is to remove ourselves from such vivid reminders that are causing so much sadness. masterfully written and I agree that this is a 7. Bless you my dear... Robert.

    Allison Avatar Jan Allison
    Date: 7/19/2014 7:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for the lovely understanding comment Robert. Hugs Jan xxx
  1. Date: 7/16/2014 7:32:00 PM
    Love this one Jan, good luck in the contest, take care my friend.............Vera......

    Allison Avatar Jan Allison
    Date: 7/16/2014 11:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Vera o am overwhelmed by the positive comments I've had Hugs Jan xxx
  1. Date: 7/16/2014 5:41:00 PM
    Nice write Jan. I put this contest in the two hard basket. I would have to think too much, Not my best point.....LOL You done very well, my friend, hoe t is a win for you....peter

    Allison Avatar Jan Allison
    Date: 7/16/2014 5:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for the lovely comment Peter:-) Hugs Jan xxx
  1. Date: 7/16/2014 5:21:00 PM
    wow, I really like where you took THIS one. You have given me an idea what I might do for mine, but I will have to check out the form. this one was poignantly described.

    Allison Avatar Jan Allison
    Date: 7/16/2014 5:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Andrea for those lovely words of encouragement:-) I feel I am growing as a poet with every write. Hugs Jan xxx
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