Close the door quietly

Hush now my friend

though winds have spiralled

and lashed out at you.

Walk away on padded feet.

Let them not hear you

as you close the door,

on tricks of your mind

that thwarted your courage.

Those nights tossed in restless sleep,

those days of useless self pity,

those hours of longing

for what you could not have.

Close that door in silence

as you step aside for the light

that will bathe you, caress you

with the holy promise of a new day.

A day filled with surprises–

wrapped with ribbons and bows,

waiting to witness your sheer delight,

to find it was just what you wanted!

Close the door quietly my dear.

Let them not hear the echoes

of your footfalls, or know

that you have been here before.

And when you return to this place,

wearing your victory crown,

let them ululate, bowing at your feat

in their invisible shapes and forms,

No longer able to make you cry

because you have learnt how to fly.

11 thoughts on “Close the door quietly

  1. First, let me applaud you for the new look. The blog is amazing and fun to navigate. Secondly, this poem is just beautiful and echoes the same sentiments as “The Promise New”. It is a slow..cuts through hurt pain in a warm yet tender manner with so much promise of a better tomorrow. Indeed as a child of the universe, i am never alone! Thanks and welcome back!

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    1. Great to see you here Kamunde and welcome back. I’ve been easing in as you will see. Yes, as you say, I recognised that we were on the same wavelength on this topic.
      Hope you’ve enjoyed the festivities. As of now of course, the clock starts ticking through 2017. Still, have a year that is rich in abundance in various areas of your life.πŸ˜€


  2. Close the door quietly… a much sweeter victory than slamming it. This poem brought to mind the concept of Karma–instead of railing to get even, just calmly let it go, and wait for the circle to complete itself. May you fly high into the adventures of 2017. πŸ™‚

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