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An Old Entrance Into The Past
by Rose M Rideout
Monday, February 16, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Found this old picture on the computer and it sorta told me a story about the misery that once lay behind the locked doors.

An Old Entrance Into The Past
February 16,2009
Written by: Rose Marie Rideout

Into the past she scours alone,
Through the old doorways,
Of what she once called home.

Memories of anguish I heard her say,
With things she's chosen to hide,
Things she must forever put away.

There are few things she cherished there,
One the love and protection of an Angel,
 Always willing to keep a family from fear.

The door like a locked jail, it’s dark and gray,
Often conveying tears to her tired eyes,
When her mind commence to stray.

A family each with a torn heart,
Overcome with hurt from birth,
Protected by love of an Angel from the start.

An old entrance into the past,
Haunting memories well hidden,
of a curse, that once was cast.

A childhood fear locked away, alone
Buried behind the dark gray door,
An old entrance into the past, once their home.



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Reviewed by Selena Dobbin-Gillis 2/25/2009
Great but haunting write sis, and yes the words are so true darlin. Most of the memories are better left in the old house except those from our angel mother and siblings. The rest of the memories can die with the house.

Love you sis,
Reviewed by Cathlene Sares (Reader) 2/21/2009
A compelling write with darkness and light.
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 2/19/2009
I feel an intensity of deep pain here!
With an antique door of choosing,
forgiving won't be losing...
A dark foreboding poem I enjoyed reading!
as I sensed a richness in your writing!
Warmest of Blessings and Inner Peace, Warrior Purple Passion Lady SHEExooo
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 2/18/2009
Fantastic Rose...such a story and so much meaning.
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 2/18/2009
A well written and excellent poem with a dark side to it.take care

Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 2/17/2009
Superb Rose!
This Is A Wonderful Poem With Deep Emotions
I Love This Expressive Evoking Style!
Much Love & Poetry
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 2/17/2009
Thank you for sharing this compelling tale, Rose. There is a lot of darkness in this world. Love and best wishes,

Reviewed by Mr. Ed 2/17/2009
A very sad tale, indeed.
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 2/17/2009
BEAUTIFUL, VERY BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by larry linville 2/17/2009
I love this. It is great to look at an old building or a place and wonder what happened inside. You have touched me.
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 2/17/2009
How many entrances to the past are there? Is an Angel guarding us to no let someone go back to haunting memories?
I hear the echoes of a laugh back there and ask myself, from whom?
Very deep and one of your very best!


Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 2/16/2009
Rose, I think this is my new favorite of yours. Beautifully haunting write.
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 2/16/2009
How beautifully you have crafted the heartwarming piece reaching into memories long past, yet in a way always to be remembered....

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Marion Burton (Reader) 2/16/2009
Hi Sissy,well i have to say ,you have outdone yourself once again.Your poems are always so wonderful,as i always say, you are so gifted,keep up the great work.You are oh,so good at poetry.
Love Marion
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 2/16/2009
the past certainly hold its secrets and mysteries and pain--i love the depth of this write--so much held behind that doorway
Reviewed by Paul Berube 2/16/2009
Well done Rose. Bravo.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Russo 2/16/2009
An excellent, haunting piece, Rose! One can't help but feel the emotions as you step back through this painful door. One of your finest! Hugs, Elizabeth
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 2/16/2009
Haunting write, Rose; very well penned! BRAVA!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :(
Reviewed by John Flanagan 2/16/2009
The single image of a doorway has triggered wonderful feelings and thoughts in you, I have to agree this is one of your finest, most rewarding pieces. Well done!
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 2/16/2009
A haunting, haunted picture and write of misery within four walls. Excellently told, Rose, well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, karla.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 2/16/2009
I agree with Fee, Rose! This is a truly excellent poem that tells a grim story while maintaining its mystery! Kudo's!

Reviewed by Felix Perry 2/16/2009
I hope you can hear my applause from there for this is one of your finest works to date. You have taken the leap outside the box and the results are fantastic as the feelings and emotions roll through this write with real heart.


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