The door was open

Knockin' On Heaven's Door

The Door
The Door
Ugly Rotten Door
Ugly Rotten Door

Like none other


The door

It was like none other

Yet just a door

Even somewhat a bore

Still it seemed to call

All other thoughts

It did smother

This door, this eye sore

Brown, beaten and weathered

To my soul it seemed

Yet tethered

I stared what seemed like hours

At this outrage of devour

With splintered wood

And tarnished knob

This door,

This incredibly ugly door

It appeared rotted to the core

More than once I walked away

But my path returned

Again the very same day

Then the next and the next ;

Each and every day

I became perplexed

I could not ignore,

This horrible eyesore

This terrible door

Its very sight, I deplore

Yet only an observer

Never the opener

Door of Opportunity
Door of Opportunity

Knocking on Heaven's Door

I focused on the door

This door;

Oh how I focused on that door

Should I knock?

What if there’s no lock

Do I go in?

And to what end,

What will I find or see?

The door could free me

Or could bind me

It obviously wants me

It constantly calls

The door is held by walls

But it’s not they, which I adored;

Just the door

That alluring, ugly door

But then suddenly,

I viewed the door differently

It no longer stood ugly and worn

Rather new and reborn

The door

I once hated and feared

I never cheered,

Nor ever endeared

I now knew the truth,

The door’s very reality

This was THEE door,

The Door of OPPORTUNITY.

©Copyright 2012 Dr. Lee W. Outlaw III

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Drtruthman 4 years ago from Harlingen, Texas Author

Thank you teaches12345. I appreciate the read and the comment and the vote. Lee


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Drtruthman 4 years ago from Harlingen, Texas Author

Thanks Michele. I really appreciate you reading and commenting. Your poem is quite good as well and I commented. Thanks for voting also. Lee


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teaches12345 4 years ago

Great play on the meaning of an open door. Yes, opportunity is there if we only try the door. Great insight and written well. Voted interesting and beautiful.


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

Very nice, you are very good at writing poems.

Voted up!


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Drtruthman 4 years ago from Harlingen, Texas Author

Thanks Debbie, it's just a little thing I whipped up. It just came to me staring as my bedroom door, so I said, "Why not?" I basically just wanted to get to an even 30 Hubs. Thanks for the read, comment and vote. God bless, Lee


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Drtruthman 4 years ago from Harlingen, Texas Author

Thank you Audrey. I appreciate the read and comment. Lee Thanks for stopping by.


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Wonderful piece! Thank you!


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

I am so glad to read this wonderful poem. This is outstanding work. Voted up a nd awesome..debbie

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