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one
one day
there was a door
that never opened


two
rain
snow
lightning
fall through
an open door


three
cut
carved
sanded
polished
making a door


four
tears were cried behind this door
people were locked out
people were let in
but no one knew the door


five
do you want to build a snowman?
from behind a closed door


six
fists knocking
scraping off skin
scraping off memories
pounding on the door
screaming and sobbing
but nobody can ever be let in


seven
Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair
shouted through a window
in a tower
locked in
stuck
the door is the bars on your prison cell


eight
creaky hinges
ghosts
severed limbs
bloody corpses
a haunted door
a haunted house


nine
Death
opens a door
then closes it
before you get the chance
to say goodbye


ten
a door protects you
from fear
so your enemies
can’t break you


eleven
opening a door
to a wardrobe
climbing through
into another world
filled with lions
and witches
and magic


twelve
I am malicious
I keep you away
from what you love
I hide them behind me
where you won’t find them


thirteen
I open at the close
if you want to get in
if you want to get out
I require
the ultimate sacrifice



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Love2Read72This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
today at 1:42 pm:
I forgot to put this in the comments. Based on "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird by Wallace Stevens.
 
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NostradamusClaimsThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
May 15 at 10:07 am:
creative... i like it :)  
 
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BrinaJo2018 said...
May 8 at 8:09 pm:
I love the shape of it. It's not traditional, but it is- it's reinvented. It flows together really well. I love how the door hides people's secrets and protects them but also betrays them. the two-sided nature of a person. oh, love the Frozen reference btw!
 
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_Zavery_This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
May 3 at 11:30 am:
Very creative idea, i love this!
 
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KatgirlThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
May 1 at 5:55 pm:
Right when I saw this I thought of Frozen!!!! I love this and it's also really beautiful.
 
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ElysiumThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Apr. 30 at 10:29 pm:
both sad and disney. love it. this is a really unique concept
 
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angelpeach23This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Apr. 28 at 1:26 am:
This is an awesome concept, and I just love the presentation. I like stanzas six, seven, and eight, and of course, the Frozen allusion!
 
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