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thirteen ways of looking at a door

April 19, 2014
By Love2Read72 PLATINUM, Kentfield, California
Love2Read72 PLATINUM, Kentfield, California
24 articles 0 photos 105 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life isn’t about how to survive the storm, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.” — Taylor Swift

one day
there was a door
that never opened

fall through
an open door

making a door

tears were cried behind this door
people were locked out
people were let in
but no one knew the door

do you want to build a snowman?
from behind a closed door

fists knocking
scraping off skin
scraping off memories
pounding on the door
screaming and sobbing
but nobody can ever be let in

Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair
shouted through a window
in a tower
locked in
the door is the bars on your prison cell

creaky hinges
severed limbs
bloody corpses
a haunted door
a haunted house

opens a door
then closes it
before you get the chance
to say goodbye

a door protects you
from fear
so your enemies
can’t break you

opening a door
to a wardrobe
climbing through
into another world
filled with lions
and witches
and magic

I am malicious
I keep you away
from what you love
I hide them behind me
where you won’t find them

I open at the close
if you want to get in
if you want to get out
I require
the ultimate sacrifice

The author's comments:
Inspired by “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird” by Wallace Stevens, the movie, Frozen, “Rapunzel” by the Grimm Brothers, The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis, and The Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

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on Jun. 19 2014 at 1:42 pm
Love2Read72 PLATINUM, Kentfield, California
24 articles 0 photos 105 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life isn’t about how to survive the storm, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.” — Taylor Swift

I forgot to put this in the comments. Based on "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird by Wallace Stevens.

on May. 15 2014 at 10:07 am
NostradamusClaims, New Delhi, Other
0 articles 0 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
out beyond ideas of right doing and wrong doing
there is a field
i'll meet you there

creative... i like it :)  

on May. 8 2014 at 8:09 pm
BrinaJo2018 GOLD, Memphis, Tennessee
13 articles 0 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
Wit beyond measure is man's greatest treasure. -Rowena Ravenclaw

I love the shape of it. It's not traditional, but it is- it's reinvented. It flows together really well. I love how the door hides people's secrets and protects them but also betrays them. the two-sided nature of a person. oh, love the Frozen reference btw!

HudaZav SILVER said...
on May. 3 2014 at 11:30 am
HudaZav SILVER, Toronto, Other
8 articles 6 photos 390 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Nothing is impossible; the word itself says 'I'm possible'!" -Audrey Hepburn

Very creative idea, i love this!

Katgirl SILVER said...
on May. 1 2014 at 5:55 pm
Katgirl SILVER, Fruitland, Idaho
8 articles 0 photos 30 comments

Favorite Quote:
You'll never catch it if you never let go

Right when I saw this I thought of Frozen!!!! I love this and it's also really beautiful.

on Apr. 30 2014 at 10:29 pm
nithyaswaminathan BRONZE, Pleasanton, California
2 articles 0 photos 59 comments
both sad and disney. love it. this is a really unique concept

on Apr. 28 2014 at 1:26 am
angelpeach23 SILVER, Flagstaff, Arizona
5 articles 0 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I think it's fairly common for writers to be afflicted with two simultaneous yet contradictory delusions- the burning certainty that we're unique geniuses and the constant fear that we're witless frauds who are speeding toward epic failure." -Lynch

This is an awesome concept, and I just love the presentation. I like stanzas six, seven, and eight, and of course, the Frozen allusion!