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A poem about slammed doors

Updated on April 15, 2014

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.

Please vote! =)

Have you ever slammed a door?

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© 2011 Jennifer Kessner

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