Monday, November 29, 2010

Two Doors



the peace, the contentment we seemingly seek
is not usually the contentment that we desire
two doors stand, left and right spaced one from other
locked - separate keys chained together

a shaded window weeps
when opened to the world, and the river
flows uncontrolled searching for rest, a solace
between mind and heart,
soul and self,  lasting a time
or the now, in the center
of two doors...locked - and blame
is placed at the window

bkmackenzie
copyrighted 2010

Posted for The Poetry Pantry, Poets United, Potluck Monday...

17 comments:

  1. I agree, this is an awesome poem! Your choice of words is amazing and lends both mystery and melancholy to the overall tone of the piece.

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  2. yes, very melancholic, but very enjoyable to read and think about!

    http://jessicasjapes.wordpress.com/2010/11/28/sister/

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  3. nice...i think you should reference teh windows in the title as well...as it becomes a central player...

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  4. absolutely amazing =) middle person is always in the most difficult position

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  5. Lovely. Enjoyed muchly, bkm... the image f the keys chained together is evocative

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  6. wise words.
    your image is valid and powerful,
    thanks for sharing this brilliant piece with potluck.

    Happy Tuesday!

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  7. WOW! SPLENDID, REALLY REALLY SPLENDID!
    http://lynnaima.wordpress.com/2010/11/30/happy-14-15-misery/

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  8. So much said in so few lines. Doors, window, chains, river (reflection of?): mind/heart, soul/self. Yes, this is one to chew over slowly, again and again. Thank you.

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  9. Wow, thank you everyone...I was feeling a little this way after the holiday, happy everyone was leaving after this weekend, but sad for it..the quiet is wonderful, until...it to lacks for something more...bkm

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  10. Dear BKM
    Very powerful thoughts.. I enjoyed evry word of it...
    Specially these...
    'a shaded window weeps
    when opened to the world, and the river
    flows uncontrolled searching for rest, a solace'

    thanks for sharing..

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya
    Twitter: @VerseEveryDay
    Blog: http://shadowdancingwithmind.blogspot.com

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  11. Know the feeling!Feels like being pulled by two forces,always.Being at war with myself!

    Your words hit straight home.Awesome poetry here.

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  12. this made me feel connected spiritually...I recognize these words but their meaning is deeper than what my intellect can comprehend. My soul understood, I know, but my mind cannot seem to grasp it. In other words, this poem moved me... thanks, bkm.

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  13. Potluck week 12 awards/treats, Enjoy

    Thank you a ton for the lovely contribution!
    Happy Friday!
    See you next time!

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