The Walk...

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

The Walk

I open the door and walk in

As I close the door behind me I’m plunged into darkness

I run a hand along the wall searching for a light switch

But find nothing

I search the other side


I turn and reach for the door

But it is no longer there, just a hard solid wall

I call out

But only hear my echo

I stretch my arms out as I tentatively step forward

Sweeping them about I only touch air

Touch nothingness

I turn in circles arms still out stretched

I am lost

In the darkness the wall kept me safe

But alone here in the darkness I’m far from security

What do I do now?

Do I continue on in the darkness, not knowing what’s out there?

Do I try and turn back?

Which way is which

I sit down where I stand not knowing what to do

I can’t see a thing

I feel my tears well up and fall landing on my invisible hands in my lap

Feeling so insecure, so scared, so lost there in the darkness

There through my tears I see a shimmer of light

Or is it just a trick of the mind

Wiping away the tears I focus again

It is no trick of the mind, there up ahead is a faint shimmer

I feel inspired to go to it

Or maybe it’s just desperation

Desperate for some kind of hope

I climb to my feet wavering in my movement

I step towards the shimmer

It’s difficult to follow for it flashes in and out

But as I get closer the steadier it becomes

Soon I arrive at a window

Peering through I see a brightly lit room

And you standing in the center

I slide open the window and climb through

“I’ve been waiting for you”

You say with a radiant smile which lights up the room even more

“I was afraid you weren’t coming”

I shake my head and reply

“I wasn’t sure were to go, I was lost and scared”

You just grin and motion for me to come closer

“I knew you’d find the courage to come, it just took some time is all”

Step by step I slowly come closer

Soon you enveloped me in a loving embrace

“You should never worry; I will always be here for you! To give you hope when you feel lost, and courage and comfort for when you feel scared”

Turning away you walk a little ways then stop and turn around

“Coming?” you ask with a smile that reaches your eyes

I to smile and walk towards you

And together we walked

Submitted: March 29, 2012

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R White

So many different directions this could take, I really liked it :)

Fri, March 30th, 2012 5:20pm


i like when people can take what they need from my poems, whatever that may be :)many directions is good.

Fri, March 30th, 2012 10:26am

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