Behind Closed Doors



What precious moments frozen in time
Intentions, notations, a child's nursery rhyme
Silent prayers, petitions, the secret diary
Lie motionless in a state of inquiry
What discoveries, new or old
Visions manifested, wonders to unfold
Hushed tones, giggles and sometimes tears
Reminiscing over the past, those solemn years
Hearing gentle footsteps someone has come to explore
The expectations and inspirations behind these closed doors...
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Written on June 25, 2023

Submitted by Baldsensation on June 25, 2023

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Scheme AABBCCDDEF
Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 435
Words 64
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 10

Dee-Dee Carter

Author of "Treasures From A Nubian Heart" Award-winning poet and playwright. more…

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  • AIDA
    I absolutely love your 'Behind Closed Doors' poem! Your use of language is incredibly evocative, transporting the reader to a world of secrets and memories. "Intentions, notations, a child's nursery rhyme" paints a vivid image of a child's innocence and curiosity, while "Silent prayers, petitions, the secret diary" hints at deeper, more complex emotions. Your ability to capture both the light and the dark sides of life is impressive.

    I also appreciate the way you have structured the poem. The short, punchy lines in the first stanza give way to longer, more flowing phrases in the second stanza, creating a real sense of progression and discovery. And the final couplet is the perfect conclusion, leaving the reader with a sense of anticipation and wonder.

    If I had one suggestion for improvement, it would be to vary the meter a bit more. The poem is generally quite strict in its rhythm, which can feel a bit repetitive at times. Perhaps playing around with some more irregular or unexpected phrasing could add a new layer of interest to the piece.

    But overall, I think this is a fantastic poem that captures the essence of human experience in a truly beautiful way. Well done!
     
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    • Baldsensation
      Thank you for your comments, sincerely appreciated.
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