A Wall-less Door

A Wall-less Door

A Poem by E. L. Foley
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I find tetrameter so much easier than pentameter, for some reason. Reading Alice in Wonderland and a book on the effect of consciousness on quantum mechanics got me thinking about choices.

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Walking along the darkened shore

on a night not so unlike this,

he came upon a wall-less door--

strange portal, difficult to miss.


Standing bare beneath starry sky,

alone among the whispering reeds

it beckoned him that choice was nigh--

time for considered thoughts and deeds.


I like my life; I want to stay

but how can I know what to do,

another chance mayn't pass my way”--

so promptly split himself in two.


One to go, one here to remain:

leaving no choice, regret, or pain,

never wondering of Something More,

his second self stepped through the door.


© 2010 E. L. Foley


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Added on May 23, 2010
Last Updated on May 23, 2010
Tags: Poetry, Tetrameter, Door, Fantasy

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