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Doors...which one should I open?

Updated on May 21, 2013

Doors into Infinite Possibilities

'Green Door ,what's that secret you're keeping?'
'Green Door ,what's that secret you're keeping?' | Source

Doors in Spain

I took all these photos on my recent trip in Spain
I took all these photos on my recent trip in Spain | Source


The pilgrims walk the road

The Camino

Seeking life's lessons


peace of mind


And along the way of the road

Are ancient villages

With ancient door ways

Ancient wooden doors

And newer ones

many doors

There is a knock on the door

And my beloved gently enters

The door slams shut

My lover has gone

What did I do wrong?

Doors of emptyness

The hollow pain



Doors of danger

Doors of plague and sickness

Leading to certain death

In ancient times

Pilgrims walked this pilgrimage

Praying that their illnesses be cured

St Vitus Dance

Spasms and convulsions

The cause?

Toxic grain moulds in damp Northern Europe

But this was not known

When suffering pilgrims

Found themselves healed

While walking the pilgrimage to Santiago

In dry, mould free Spain

This was a true miracle

Bleeding and starving

The pilgrims

Knocked on the doors of convents

And alms houses

Rarely were they turned away

Will doors open for me?

Will it be safe to enter?

Locked doors

And doors that creak open

into darkness

Doors opening into infinite possibilities

With bright golden door knockers

Brass copper and iron





Sea monsters, and lions

Doors shouting warnings of


ETA Terrorists

Homes with the plague

Lacy doors that I can glimpse through

to catch fleeting images

Gardens of paradise

Bright colored doors





With polished wood

And metal studs

Do you know

What is behind those doors?

Which one should I open?

Do I dare knock again again?

This one looks inviting

And this one

Which image should I touch?

Doors to the Past and the Future



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    • marshacanada profile image

      marshacanada 5 years ago from Vancouver BC

      Thanks for your encouraging feed back Kittythe dreamer. We plant to return to the Camino this fall-maybe I will write more then.

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      Nicole Canfield 5 years ago from the Ether

      What a lovely hub! I love doors, as much as you do I believe. The pictures are absolutely breathtaking and the poem is very well-done, too. Voted up, beautiful, and interesting. Great job, Marsha!

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      marshacanada 5 years ago from Vancouver BC

      Thanks for your knock knock comment Neil Sperling, and many thanks for your appreciative comments Docmo. I have not got much feedback lately and I love it.

      I've been travelling and haven't been writing much so I need to open a few more doors.

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      Mohan Kumar 5 years ago from UK

      Beautiful poem and beautiful doors. many entrances and possibilities. So richly written and illustrated by photos. loved it. awesome!

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      Neil Sperling 5 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      Cool - may the doorways to your mind continue to make you inspired to share! Knock Knock! :-)

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      marshacanada 6 years ago from Vancouver BC

      Many Thanks for your comment and your vote freelanceauthor.

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      freelanceauthor 6 years ago

      Nice poem with beautiful photos of various types of doors and pathways. Great hub. Voted up.