Writing Outside the Lines – Prompt 2.5 – The Door
The following poem is written in my style trying to write in the style of the great Mary Oliver. Of course I can only dream of being a poet of her style. The prompt this week was a selection of her quotes to write to … from … with … Below is the quote I chose:
“To live in this world you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and, when the time comes to let it go, to let it go.”
Some doors will forever remain closed.
Such is the door to a room on the north end of my childhood home.
That door has not been opened in years. And will remain in that state for years to come.
Behind it is nothing special…
Nothing evil or sinister …
On the other side are memories …
Memories that must be contained
Many happy ones from my childhood
Others … heartbreaking as my father waited to die
My mother fell deeper into an unexplained depression
that took years of tests, leaving her near death
before a true diagnosis was made
Then a slow road to recovery
Only to be snuffed out unexpectedly far too soon
Adding to the memories behind The Door.
Copyright © 2016 Annie
Always…I wish you peace, joy and happiness, but most of all I wish you Love.
As Ever, Annie