The Door

The Door

A Poem by TheOther

Close the door and look away.

Let the footsteps of the past carry you to your former state.

Let the veil fall back before your eyes.

You don't belong in my world as I do not in yours.


I am not used to the way you decay, day after day, nor I shall ever be.

I was not made to live in a world that lies every second.

Neither can I rot within a mind that is so much smaller

than the core of my being.


Leave me here, here is perfect, just like anywhere.

because true perfection lies on imperfection,

because there are no mistakes, 

only knowledge in the form of experience.


In your world all is empty,

an infinite circle around nothing, a maze of bloodstained wire.

You think you are free but that is when you are all the more entangled,

within the hell that sustains you.


I chose to learn from you.

You taught me how it is to be human.

You taught me how it is to suffer in a cage of your own device.

You taught me how it is to love, by trying to turn me into your possession.

Now it will be as if you've never met me, as if I've never been,

I will be but a suffocated fragment in the abyss of your memory,

and to me you shall be a controversy, a friend from a distant past.

I bid you adieu dear brother, as you erase me fast...

© 2011 TheOther

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I really like the ending,-
"I'll see you in another life.
Great way to close the poem and leave a sting. (: Perfect.

Posted 9 Years Ago

Flow was a bit off. Very interesting read. Well thought out and full of emotions and imagery. Well done. The only line I didn't take to well was "its all empty, your life" Would it be better with "Your life is empty?" or "Its all empty, including your life."

Posted 9 Years Ago

This poem was amazing. There was a lot of emotion and my favorite line was "because true perfection lies on imperfection". Great job

Posted 9 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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You are as frail as a rose.
Reach your beauty at its best,

These words here moved and touched my soul. There is so much emotion in this write. Powerful and very well expressed.

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Added on August 6, 2010
Last Updated on March 21, 2011



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