The Door (poem)

I feel its presence there beyond the door

A menacing unknown is after me

A something silent which won’t let me be

So in my room I find myself once more


It’s there my heartbeat presses constantly

I feel its shadow passing on the floor

Lost dreams within my soul begin to sore

As seconds pass into eternity


What evil holds me captive in my cell

What tortured terror lurks beyond my night

What mask of fear refuses to let go


Again a distant voice begins to swell

What hidden past has brought about this plight

If I don’t face my door I’ll never know

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carolinemd21 3 years ago from Close to Heaven

Beautiful poem. I could relate to those thoughts.

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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Great thoughts here and you always know how to share your whats on your mind.

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DJ Anderson 3 years ago

Great imagery to a faceless fear.

I think you are making reference to your fear that walked in your dreams

for the better part of your life.

You have worded your poem with great artistry.

You are the poet master, Martin.


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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

Another well-written poem, Martin. Thank you for sharing.

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MizBejabbers 3 years ago

Open that door. You might be pleasantly surprised

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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida

This is one of your best, Martin. We must face our demons and fears in order to see the light and soar.

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BlossomSB 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

You express so well what many of us feel, Martin. It's the unknown that makes us want to hide away.

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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

Fear of the unknown..Awesome poem...

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ImKarn23 3 years ago

i swear - i opened up this page, saw that door - and immediately got shivers!

the words did not alleviate them one little bit!

Great combo, Maestro..i mean Martin...


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Tony DeLorger 3 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

We done Martin. Yes, sooner or later we all must face that door, so we can let go of those remnants of past that haunt our lives, and move on.

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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

It is very hard to face our fears or the consequences of our past, but we all must open that door sooner or later to move on and be set free from those chains that bind us.

Interesting and useful

God bless, Faith Reaper

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tobusiness 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

Pretty awesome!!

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vkwok 3 years ago from Hawaii

Chilling awesome.

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aviannovice 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

So true. We must face our own doors.

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