Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Door - A Poem About Moving On

This is a poem I wrote a long time ago, I couldn't remember when. But it seems that it was written when I was brokenhearted, lol. So possibly in 2009 or 2011. Here it is.



DOOR

I sure do understand the need for closure
But you could have done better than slam the door
Now I'm left inside wondering 'bout what you did
Among this triangle's corners, I'm just the hurting third

Afraid to get burned, I never played with fire
Where does this smoke come from, it's blurring my sight
Raging inferno, the room's dancing in flames
Door's locked from the outside, I called out your name

I didn't see a clear path to a backdoor
Confusion blocks my instinct for survival
Through the slit beneath, I hear your footsteps fade
Busy pounding hard on the door, I couldn't see the other way

We could have left here together and walked away
To different directions, go our separate ways
Did you intend to lock me up or I'm just slow
Or I just don't wanna move on, I'm not sure anymore

I refused to see the path to a backdoor
Hope and fear fight my instinct for survival
And I heard you say now's the time to let go
This door's not just for closure but a wall to separate us... now I know

You're on the other side, you turned to leave the past
It's finally clear to me now that the fire's out
I'm counting every step, fighting the urge to go back
Leaving a trail of teardrops, I hope the rain would wash out

28 comments:

  1. It's lovely although heartbreaking to read.

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    1. Thank you. Medyo nga no? haha...

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  2. I was teary-eyed from the start. Couldn't finish the whole poem without shedding a tear.

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    1. Aww, thank you. I think I was so sad when I was writing that.

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  3. I could feel the pain. Indeed, a great poem :)

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  4. Heartbreaking... but it's a well-written poem!

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  5. Poetry is great once the writer is hurt. :) And I can feel your pain. :)

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    1. Yes, I think I've written most of my poems when I was heartbroken.

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  6. You do great in writing poems :-)

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  7. They say you can write vividly when you are feeling down or happy. :)

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    1. I guess I was really down at that time, haha.

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  8. This reminds me that I used to love writing poems too back then. Truly great pieces of art such as this are rooted in deep emotions.

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    1. Yes, I don't remember the feeling but I'm pretty sure I was so broken back then, haha.

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  9. Wow, I used to write poems too but that was way back during my grade school and high school years. You captured so much emotion on this one.

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    1. Thank you. My poems when I was still in school were about friendship and maybe teenage crisis, haha.

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  10. Yes, this is heartbreaking! But still a lovely poem. I used to read my mom's pieces, which encouraged me to write. It'd be nice if your children get to read yours. :)

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    1. Thank you! I'll surely keep this then I'll let her have a laugh when she's old enough, lol.

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  11. Like you, I find it easy to express myself whenever I'm going through some emotions like a heartbreak. Therapeutic as well.

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    1. Yes, therapeutic, I thought so, too. As I was digging through my old stuff, I've actually noticed that most of my poems were written when I was heartbroken.

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  12. Beautiful poem, wish I can write a poem like this :)

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