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The Open Door

Updated on March 8, 2011

He opened up another door for me

Showed me another side of morning

Where night faded into day

The black trees against a blue sky

My natural instinct was to turn toward the sun

But we were on the other side of the mountain

And would see it coming toward us

Teasing us with its warmth

Until midday

The birds sang so much louder

The cold woke them so much earlier

They felt the sun’s burning rays and knew of it

Just like I did

We all worked to make ourselves warm

Cleaning up camp

Putting everything away

Hiking farther West into the valley

Where the sun would be the first to strike

Those fertile fields of flowers



I’ve never woken with such fervor

With such anticipation

With such a desire to move, to run

Such happiness and hope

The fire in my heart compelling me to race to that meeting point


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    • Erin LeFey profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin LeFey 

      7 years ago from Maryland

      Thank you Linda, wanna know the story behind that?

      I am renting a house. I have three doors and a deck on two sides of the house, one east and one west. My dear friend, said I needed more of the day, I was only using the covered deck in winter on the east side. Now that its getting warmer, he cleared away some things and brought me a table and chair to use on my west facing deck on the treed side of the house. I can see so much more yard and sky from there, it was gorgeous! And it was literally, another side of morning. :) Love and peace.

    • lindatymensky profile image


      7 years ago

      This is an excellent poem. I especially liked "showed me another side of morning." Keep 'em coming!

    • Erin LeFey profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin LeFey 

      7 years ago from Maryland

      Epi, you know I have an open door policy. If anyone can find enjoyment in sitting with me, chatting away, laughing over food and wine, maybe just water, and reading poetry all day whether its out under the trees in the sun, or out under the stars with my mini book light - then by all means : drop by...home or hub...

    • epigramman profile image


      7 years ago

      ..well I am completely astonished by your writing here - perhaps you should dream more often - lol lol -but please always leave an 'open door' for me to come in - and read your poetic masterpieces .... like this one!!!!!

    • Erin LeFey profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin LeFey 

      7 years ago from Maryland

      Thank you Prasetio, you really know how to write comments to encourage someone to keep writing - Thank you for all the compliments and I hope never to let you down! Brightest Blessings my dear friend!

    • prasetio30 profile image


      7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      This was so beautiful. Erin, you open my heart to receive everything in happy or sad. You are my angel. I give my thumbs up for you. Let me press all the buttons here. God bless you!


    • Erin LeFey profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin LeFey 

      7 years ago from Maryland

      Ruby, it appeals to the gypsy in me who seems to come out with the first signs of spring!

      tnderhrt23, so glad you loved it, It was a lovely picture in mine as well!

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      7 years ago

      You painted a most lovely picture in my head with this one, Erin! I love it!

    • always exploring profile image

      Ruby Jean Richert 

      7 years ago from Southern Illinois

      A desire to move and run. Loved it. You gooo girl.

    • Erin LeFey profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin LeFey 

      7 years ago from Maryland

      I agree, thanks so much for stopping by and commenting. :) Have a great day!

    • mckbirdbks profile image


      7 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Everything seems so fresh at dawn. Well done.

    • Erin LeFey profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin LeFey 

      7 years ago from Maryland

      Thank you Genna, its from so many years of trying so hard to explain passion. lol love and peace my friend.

    • Genna East profile image

      Genna East 

      7 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hurrying to meet the sun; what a beautiful metaphor. You can feel your words, Erin…they always reach within in ways we understand completely and immediately. Well done.

    • Erin LeFey profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin LeFey 

      7 years ago from Maryland

      VV68, I'm going to make it, I think I'll keep chasing the sun (that's my goal) blessing to you my friend and thanks for the votes!

      Will starr, Thanks so much, I was feeling happy writing this, I'm glad you liked it too. Thanks for the votes my friend and brightest blessings.

    • WillStarr profile image


      7 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Very well done!

      I really like this one.

      Up and beautiful.

    • vietnamvet68 profile image


      7 years ago from New York State

      I hope you made it to that meeting point. :)

      God Bless my dear

      voted this one UP and beautiful


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