The Unanswered Door

I stand there
in my stubbornness
calling until my voice is harsh
throat sore
tears falling
to an unanswered plea

I pound loudly
on the door
that does not open
knuckles bruised
broken and bleeding
trying to force a way

Please open the door
hear me
yet, the door remains closed
barred to me
despite my want
it will not open

I do not see
cannot move past
my own want and need
there is another
open widely
just beyond where I stand

Come here
they beckon
you must come away
yet still I knock
trying to open
what was not meant for me

Only when I finally surrender
do I see
and hear
this path is not mine
I must turn away
and move on

Yet, behind this door
trapped
is one I love
how can I just stop
trying to enter
to pull out of danger

The decision is not mine
I surrender finally
turning
head down
tears still falling
I move forward

It does not feel right
I’ve been here before
at this door
many times I’ve tried
and failed
but always there is hope

The unanswered door
remains closed
He is not there
the one I love
the door stays shut
though I see his form

He has trapped himself inside
it is his door to unlock
and he has the key
only him
he is the one
who can open the door

I must turn and walk away
head bent
heartbreaking
hoping that one day
he will free himself
and open the door.

© Leslie C Dobson

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Leslie has been writing since she was a young child, first with poetry and short stories and later with song lyrics, young adult stories and inspirational sayings. She is a multi-genre author and her blogs and books come when and where the Spirit leads.

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