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A poem about the occasional need for peace

Updated on May 27, 2013

How To Make An Exit

I wish what the adults had said was true and

that the world was what we made of it.


I’d reach into my coat pocket and with a pen

upon the nearest white wall draw


two adjacent doors, one marked “Enter”,

the other labeled “Exit”. Before the later,


I’d sketch thick black footprints leading

towards it, then slip my pen back into


my pocket before slipping out the former

while everyone stared down with sly grins.

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    • shiningirisheyes profile image

      Shining Irish Eyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Great example of something "of your own making".

      I appreciate the insight and humor as well.

      voting up

    • Mhatter99 profile image

      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for this. you forgot the noise :))

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      Hubert Williams 4 years ago

      Clever idea Darryl.

    • kashmir56 profile image

      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Very awesome,well done !

    • IsadorasThought profile image

      IsadorasThought 4 years ago

      Aaaah, this is how. Smart. So UP!

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