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The Door Had Opened Wide
by Paul H. Kogel
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
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A weak heart but an open mind.


The Door Had Opened Wide
By Paul H. Kogel


I stood before life’s final door,
And held it open for a while.
It was a cold and bitter light,
That flooded my soul that night.

I feared for a moment, but not for too long,
I feared for my unanswered questions.
I feared yet I found excitement afoot,
And smiled at my own trepidations.

Is it that I don’t know the way?
Had I fooled myself this year?
So sure I was until the day,
When parting came so near.

So sure I was that I’d be ready,
For life’s eternal way,
But when that path lay open wide,
I longed to push away.

I wept to think that it had to be,
Like this, though it was too late,
I'd choose it somewhat differently,
Would not release my life to fate.

Yet, I held it out and placed it in,
The hands of he who knew me best,
And how it must be and how it must stay,
In quiet confidence and rest.

So here I am, and glad to say,
The worst has passed before me.
Or has it only postponed its day,
For a time when I’m more free?

I don’t know how much time I have,
But I have a feeling strong indeed,
That even if it's years I have,
It won’t be long enough for me.


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Reviewed by Regis Schilken
You're right about one thing, there will never be enough time. Nice poem; easy to read, easy to understand. Common sense words and logic that make it enjoyable without a Thesaurus or Dictionary.

rege
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
Thank you for sharing this thought-eliciting write, Paul. Love, peace, and best wishes,

Regis
Reviewed by Paul Kogel
Thank you Mary. Coming from you, that is a great compliment. I love your work.
Reviewed by Mary Coe
Very powerful write. You have talent.
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
Endearing sentiments and no matter how much time we have it is just never enough is it? One more day, hour minute.....

Be always safe,
Karen
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