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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



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  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.
  1. Date: 7/16/2014 7:32:00 PM

    Love this one Jan, good luck in the contest, take care my friend.............Vera......
  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
  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.
  1. Date: 7/16/2014 11:33:00 AM

    Wow that's emotional Jan! Well penned,, gl in contest!
  1. Date: 7/16/2014 7:55:00 AM

    I can feel the pain of emotion in this one..Reads like top of the list to me..Way to go for the contest..Thanks for the visit to my page..Sara
  1. Date: 7/16/2014 7:23:00 AM

    This is absolutely beautiful penning. In few words you conveyed such sorrow that it's heart breaking. Very well written. Loved this.
  1. Date: 7/16/2014 7:00:00 AM

    Wow! Jan! Hats off to you girl! Such a moving story told in such few words.. Good luck in the contest dear.. Hugs.. Arlene
  1. Date: 7/16/2014 6:55:00 AM

    I hope you win. This is wonderful. I enjoyed reading it. Happy writing and God bless you.
  1. Date: 7/16/2014 5:19:00 AM

    A poignant and powerful piece Jan. Wow, what a great entry for the contest!
  1. Date: 7/16/2014 4:11:00 AM

    Jan, an unusual topic for verse...David
  1. Date: 7/15/2014 11:07:00 PM

    I bow to perfection.. Masterful !!
  1. Date: 7/15/2014 8:56:00 PM

  1. Date: 7/15/2014 7:37:00 PM

    Dang girl that brought tears to my eyes, so little words can create a sad image, that makes this a winner.that is what poetry is about, you stir my emotions! well done!
  1. Date: 7/15/2014 7:05:00 PM

    How sad Jan...It brings a lump to my throat and a tear to my eye...many hugs Tim
  1. Date: 7/15/2014 7:04:00 PM

    Yes I can understand that for sure, I cant imagine the pain parents must feel, you did a fantastic job expressing this grief!!!
  1. Date: 7/15/2014 6:59:00 PM

    Wow, when I read the title I was ready to make a witty comment, but this is not the place for that, this is so sad, and you have expressed this horror so well, if I wasn't a man I confess there would be a tear of 2 in me eyes on this one. This is an A7