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The Door to Forever

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The Door to Forever

We exchanged words
Harsh words over nothing, nothing at all
Harsh words over something long forgotten
Harsh words which are critical
so critical now to recall and to relive
over and over again…

You were ready to drop the matter
You were ready to relent and apologize
I was not ready to drop the matter
I was not ready to relent and apologize

You were the adult, I was the child
I reversed the roles, you reversed them back
You offered your hand, I refused your hand
I refused and let you walk out that door

Yes, I let you walk out that door
That front door, that door to forever

the last time I didn't talk to you
the last time I didn't say I love you
the last time I saw you
the last time I saw you alive…


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  1. Date: 9/18/2013 2:33:00 PM
    awesome win ............ luv ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 9/13/2013 12:48:00 PM
    There is so much much heartache and human error admitted......a very moving piece. And your title is a knock-out !!! Should have placed higher on that, alone!!

  1. Date: 9/13/2013 10:51:00 AM
    Congratulations on your winning place Tim xx

  1. Date: 9/13/2013 10:17:00 AM
    So sad. Congrats.

  1. Date: 9/13/2013 9:29:00 AM
    Tim, , , stopping by with hugs & smiles:-) xox (-: CONGRATULATIONS :) on your win. Enjoy my blog "You know where my heart is" when you have time. Always & Forever xox-Linda-xox

  1. Date: 8/5/2013 7:04:00 AM
    A stunning piece which really deserved its great win! CONGRATULATIONS my dear friend, Tim! Thank you so much for sharing as well. And since somebody sent me a message, i'm passing it to you, Happy Friendship Day! Big sweet hugs! love lots, Leonora

  1. Date: 8/4/2013 10:11:00 PM
    Stopping by once again to read your winning poem.. sad, You are an awesome poet... love~ Linda

  1. Date: 8/4/2013 5:29:00 PM
    Love it Tim, hope you are well! SKAT

  1. Date: 8/4/2013 6:57:00 AM
    Yet another contest won, this time for Giorgio's "Impress me". (Clap, clap). Good going, Tim. Licia :-)

  1. Date: 8/3/2013 11:52:00 AM
    Soooo sad, Tim. I see that you won a contest with this gem. Well done, my friend. Certainly well-deserved. Licia :-)

  1. Date: 7/27/2013 5:18:00 AM
    A difficult piece to write but a great deal for those that still have the chance to forgive those who wrong us and as well to forgive ourself. Congratulations on your fine win. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 7/25/2013 9:48:00 PM
    nice win..pd

  1. Date: 7/25/2013 6:42:00 PM
    Tim, Your remorseful and heartbreaking confession is stirring to the soul. Congratulations on your well deserved win :)

  1. Date: 7/25/2013 6:28:00 PM
    Very deep and heart felt Tim, I feel your pain, congrats on your win love xxx

  1. Date: 7/25/2013 6:04:00 PM
    Oh, please say it isn't true. My heart aches for you. This is such an important poem, we all can learn so much from this story. I so hope this is a poetic excercise my friend. If not be consoled the one you love knows that they are loved. This transcends the contest.

  1. Date: 7/25/2013 3:59:00 PM
    deep and sad congrats on win Shadow x smiles

  1. Date: 7/25/2013 2:04:00 PM
    Tim, good going in the -The Confessional- contest. CONGRATULATIONS:-) Have yourself a great day. >SKAT<

  1. Date: 7/25/2013 10:49:00 AM
    Many of us can use this poem to remind ourselves what is truly important. Must we always be "right" or can we afford to lose ourselves and those we love for "what??".......... our own pride???

  1. Date: 7/25/2013 9:15:00 AM
    TIM? Oh....this is so sad.....WOW! How you captured those feelings so powerfully...Life doesn't give us second chances....make the most of every moment. A lesson we all know, but.....we all make mistakes...Welcome to the human race. Hugs

  1. Date: 7/25/2013 7:58:00 AM
    Tim, this very hard-hitting piece of yours gained Honorable mention on my "Confessional" contest. I have a personal attachment to the deeper meaning of this piece. A tremendous & writhing piece!