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The Door is Always Open

Things get bad, then they get good again.
You can write yourself angry.
You can write yourself sick.
But never
should you write yourself sorry.

The world, to me, is many things:
A canvas, a movie, a place to store
everything you are and will ever be,
but never a bell jar.

As long as your hands can shake
and your voice can quiver,
never close the door.

Love the ground under your feet,
and your only sadness 
will be that a blanket of sky 
can't keep off the cold. 

Smile with every breath you take, 
and you'll realize that, 
no matter how much you weep,
you will never fill an ocean.

Look inside your heart:
There's answer there.
You'll find,
deep in an oblivion of night,
there is a light somewhere.

It may not be much light,
but it's brighter than darkness.
Follow it.

If you seek, you will find 
yourself always involved in 
and as long as that door never closes,
whatever something will be enough.

I promise.

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  1. Date: 10/6/2013 10:31:00 AM
    Very well written form,fantastica! Welcome to poetry soup,here is a safe haven you pour your emotions and feelings. Meeting new friends that will make a difference in your life. Kudos. Baron Of Ebullion.

  1. Date: 9/29/2013 12:27:00 PM
    Hi! First off, I was immediately drawn to your AIW I love Alice and all her sarcasm and curiosity :) And then I noticed the phrase "Bell Jar" and since Im a HUGE fan of Sylvia Plath....I knew this was a read for me! Nice work on this piece. I love the line "no matter how much you weep, you will never fill an ocean.".....This line to me is both a reality check, as well as hope that things will be better soon. Great work. :)

  1. Date: 9/24/2013 6:18:00 PM
    Hi Jes, Your first poem on the soup is excellent for the readers!! Stopping by with a nice, sweet Welcome to Poetry Soup. Wishing you the best when it comes to your poems. I hope you get to meet all the nice poets around here. Starting with me. SKAT :-) Please drop a hello and tell me a little about yourself if you like. I would like to be your newest poetry soup "FRIEND". Hugs* SKAT .

  1. Date: 9/22/2013 2:49:00 AM
    Welcome to P-Soup, Jes ! - Nice to read your first poem here. - Hope you will have much pleasure to be with us. - Wishing you good luck - have a nice day! - Comment on the poetry of others and they will comment on yours. - My first greeting to you from Norway / / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 9/21/2013 11:08:00 PM
    Jes, enjoying your poem and the Alice Avatar... -A nice warm WELCOME to poetry soup. Dropping by to invite you to my latest contest. You will find the contest page on the top left hand side* -Looking forward in following and reading your poetry. Hope to hear from you soon. You will enjoy the community, we are one big happy family. (Drama & Love. LOL) ~ Take Care!! From: your new poet friend @-> LINDA <-@

  1. Date: 9/21/2013 11:03:00 PM
    these words are full of strength, love, inspiration, feeling, hope and healing. nice job