Sunday, December 5, 2010

When One Door Closes


I've heard it said
That when one door closes
Another opens
As I stand here
In front of this door
Which opens outward
Will I once again
Be knocked off my feet
As it swings 
Sweeping me to the ground
Leaving deep dents
In the once pure snow?


  1. I love this. It is hard to know when the door will swing open and knock us off our feet. But we have to take the chance and stand there or we will miss whatever opportunity lies on the other side. I think it's better to be knocked down and get back up than always wonder about a missed opportunity. Thanks for this thought provoking piece. Have a great Sunday : )

  2. Love this, hopeful thoughts of another door opening... but yet, could it be such as to knock us off our feet. Well done.

  3. Imaginative, creative, well expressed.

  4. You have captured the doubt many of us feel about any door opening and closing. Lovely.

  5. Interesting you noticed the door swung out. In the states they must swing in by code to avoid knocking people on their feet.

    But it is a great metaphor for the unexpected in life.

  6. I like how you have written of the uncertainties of life.

  7. Bee this is such a wonderful poem...full of hope,truth, and the realities of life! :-)

  8. Ah, those swinging doors of life. They do tend to knock us off our feet. Wonderful Magpie, B.

  9. augh, it's true isn't it... to know if it's safe to try again... very nicely written.

  10. LadyCat - thank you for coming by - lovely to see you and yes I agree - being left to wonder is not healthy

    Yes Reflections - it's the chance we take.

    Berowne, I'm always grateful for your input -

    Thank you Madame - yes, a challenge that many of us face

    Jacqui, the outward opening of the door was the first thing that hit me.

    Marilyn - we can never be sure and I think that's a good thing.

    Carrie, If the road ahead was paved so that we could see, we would never start the journey!

    Yes Tess, very different to a rotating door.

    girldaydraming, yes it's true - unless we try we never know if it's safe.

    Thank you every one for your kind comments which are very much appreciated. Watch out for the swinging door!

  11. Oh, how very insightful!

    We did have a wonderful time at the tea, didn't we? I'm so glad to have met you!

  12. I think not but if you land in the snow-- make angels and remember to smile--great magpie!

  13. This is a wonderful take on the photo.

  14. Reminds me of a dear friend (Don Thompson, musician and philosopher), long gone) who used to say; 'One door closes, another one slams in your face!'

  15. Yes we did Betsy and I'm glad to have met you too.

    Always make angels CM!

    Thank you Kathew.

    Don Thompson as in Canadian jazz musician Stafford? Long gone? Re his quote - that's really what can happen!

    Thank you, you four for visiting. Always welcome.


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