A poem about slammed doors

You know it's happened

in your house. Someone's thrown a fit. Held in a temper, or not held it in. Someone has stomped out of the room and swung a door shut so hard it slams, making you jump in your seat or where you stand.

Whether adolescent or grown, deeper emotions, hurting reactions, are sometimes fathomless. This is when 30 thousand leagues deep is only the beginning. This poem is for the hurting hearts.

Slammed Doors.
Slammed Doors.

Slammed Doors

when life is only about this.

a kid giving lip,
just a chit with a chip
on their shoulder.

slammed doors.

when your stomach sits, sick.

screaming through teeth
with green, mean,
greedy intentions.

slammed doors.

when the screamings
and beatings
match the cadence
of your heart.

slammed doors.

when life is a sight
to never behold

and hearts aren't hearts
unless they're chipped
from fool's gold.

when sounds find
swords and strike

the likes of
lightning in a field
of frayed cloth.

when words hurt worlds
deeper than a digger
can dig a grave.

and choices are bad
because the good ones
refused the praise that you craved.

when the lights in the house,
separated by walls
and doors,
slowly fade
into the hours of the night.

and each person sleeps
with the knowledge she keeps
of the feelings enslaved.

slammed doors.

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© 2011 Jennifer Kessner

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Lucky Cats 5 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

Incredible, meisjunk! Beautifully descriptive in wonderful prose...and, oh, so true! You've said so much here. Thoroughly enjoy reading this. UP Awesome and beautiful in the depth and compelling nature of this hub. I bet so many can relate to these words.


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Meisjunk 5 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

Thanks so much! I'm glad you saw how much this says, as that tells me I'm doing it right! So much is said when a door slams. That is never the end of it, no matter how final it sounds. Thanks as always for the encouraging words! I hope there aren't any slammed doors in your near future.


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kittythedreamer 5 years ago from the Ether

Voted up and awesome. Love this line the most:

the likes of

lightning in a field

of frayed cloth.


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Meisjunk 5 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

Thanks, Kitty! =) I'm not gonna lie, I'm rather proud of that line. XD


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago

Dear Meisjunk ~ I rate awesome for the words and emotions form the poetry of your mind. You have incredible talent for making writing an art. Blessings, Debby


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Meisjunk 4 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

Thank you so much, Debby! =) I appreciate the reading and the comments!

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