They Did Close the Door – Written Tuesday 31st December 2019 (Aged 44)

They Did Close the Door

they did close the door
as they have done before
but this time i think it was too much
i suspect, if i try the door
it will remain firmly shut

they did close the door
and they closed it on me
i wonder if it would make a difference
even if i had a key
but i think one thing is clear
in relation to that key
i do not think i have had one for years
certainly not one that belongs to me

they did close the door
friendship scattered into the wind
just in a single moment
years of life, love and laughter
suddenly redundant and unemployed

they did close the door
albeit, gently and without a slam
but closed nonetheless
and clearly,
without the soft tenderness
that might have saved me
and yes, i am sure that would have worked
and yes, they did close the door
but in doing so, opened up a room full of hurt




James Garratt – Tuesday 31st December 2019


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https://theboybehindtheglasses.com/2020/01/08/the-boy-behind-the-glasses-an-introduction/


More poems from 2019 here
 https://theboybehindtheglasses.com/category/poetry-and-writing-2019/

I am a 40 something sometime writer. I live in the South West of the UK but originally I am from Essex.

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