Doors | Teen Ink


October 21, 2014
By SaddleShoeGal PLATINUM, Granite Canyon, Wyoming
SaddleShoeGal PLATINUM, Granite Canyon, Wyoming
23 articles 42 photos 71 comments

Favorite Quote:
"History is the key to the future"--Melinda Emerson
"Never tell the truth to those unworthy of it"--Mark Twain

What is a place without any doors?
Doors that open into homes of people,
Families, happiness, and struggles,
The coziness of life.

Doors that open to the lively world outside,
Streets full of people going about their business,
Friendly greetings being exchanged,
Conversations and smiles,
Babies being pushed in carriages,
Dogs walking beside their owners.

Doors see both inside and ouside
what is secret and public.
If this door could talk, what stories would it tell?
It could tell more than a wall
which only sees part of a life,
which only stands to keep things out
and to keep things in.


Doors close, but that doesn't mean the end.
It is a connection, a path to
both sides, both worlds.
This door has seen times of peace and complete destruction.
It has been opened for rich and poor,
Has seen boys who had once been slamming it
Now marching in uniforms
Down the streets

It has seen the happiness surrounding a birth
and the sorrow of a death.
It has stood the test of time
Witnessing historic moments
but going unnoticed,


So what is a door?
An opening to a new opportunity?
The closing of a life?
A witness to the world?
A piece of history?
Or a work of art?
It is merely a slab of wood,
plastic, glass, or metal
with a handle or a knob
that opens on a hinge
to let people in and out.
It is only a door.

The author's comments:

I am in Germany as an exchange student, and I began noticing how unique all of the doors are on the old buildings, and that inspired me to write this poem.

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