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A Door Called Potential

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A Door Called Potential

Have you ever passed that door called potential?
Knowledgeable, but somehow unaware
Wrapped in a shroud of darkness of how?
Or who cares?
Floundering, or refusing to even try; or
Just ignorant and naive
Like a child, holding onto a blanket of anxiety

But, has that door now changed its colour?
Or its mood? Could it now be called;
Possibility?

But! Still being afraid
Perhaps behind that door
You have become aware
Of the quiet troubled
Thoughts of;
New beginnings, perhaps even success?
Or imagine a silver garden,
Waiting to be discovered

But! Do you still turn its handle
Apprehensively? Coughing with timidity

Is that door now; maybe? I could try!
Is there the sound of quiet, internal trumpets?
Waking, enticing
But! Does that door still, not give easily?
Does it creak and groan
Like a lost ship at sea

Come on now! Surely it’s time for you;
To push hard! To heave! And discover!

Go on, give it a try!

We have all hurriedly passed many doors – called
Potential, possibility and hey maybe!
And maybe we have failed

Perhaps, there is a door in front of you 
Right now? 
So, isn’t it time to just go ahead,
And turn the handle!


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  1. Date: 5/27/2012 6:39:00 AM

    Wonderful featured poem and deserved...Patrick

  1. Date: 5/24/2012 12:25:00 PM

    Congratulations on your featured poem this week Lorraine. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/15/2012 4:14:00 PM

    I am turning,thanks

  1. Date: 5/15/2012 11:32:00 AM

    lovely