The Metal Door MAG

September 1, 2016
By LisaRose PLATINUM, Groton, Connecticut
LisaRose PLATINUM, Groton, Connecticut
25 articles 6 photos 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
The woods are lovely, dark and deep
But I have promises to keep
And miles to go before I sleep
-Robert Frost

As old as time
Standing stuck with rusted hinges
The only barrier
between community and isolation
But I am on the outside
And I don’t have a key
I can’t break the heavy padlocks
So I’ll settle for picking off the peeling paint
and squinting through blackened windows
I am a stranger to people
I am all too familiar to loneliness
Beating my fists against cold
Metal caked with faded blue paint
Aching to get out of the darkness
But I still can’t seem to turn the silver handle
On the other side people congregate
and laugh and smile
They get along despite their differences,
a whole system
A crowded room with no space left for me
Because I came empty handed
With nothing to give
As I lean against the giant hunk of metal
it creaks sighs or regret
and I give up.

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