The Inner Door

Recognize what holds you back, from really being you

What inner locked door have you encountered throughout your life?
Repeating experiences, that cause you strife!
Maybe relationships that trip you along the way?
Or self-pity, you cultivate each day?
It could be something buried so deep (you’re not aware of)?
Making life a struggle, you constantly want to weep.

Confront the door that holds you back.
Stop polishing it, and drawing back.
Only you can go within, to heal what’s aching there.
Acknowledge the hurt, the fear, the trouble, lurking there.

Open it, not just a crack, but wide enough to reach the rack.
Let go that little thing, you’re always struggling through.
Heal the demon, that troubles you.
Wisdom will show you the way to heal, and feel secure.
Providing you with lifelong love, to treasure and perdure.

Allow yourself to be sincere,
With who you are, and what you fear.
Don’t ignore the knowing, that awakens you.
Open the door, and waltz right through
Giving your soul comfort, and freedom too.

About this poem

We all harbour habits/trauma that hold us back from really being who we are. By seeking, recognizing and dealing with what holds us back, we can blossom and grow

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Submitted by iamrandell on April 14, 2024

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Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 1,029
Words 195
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 1, 6, 4, 5, 5

Merril Wilson

Merril lives in a small town in South Africa where she and her husband retired. She loves poetry that rhymes, shows emotion, imagination and tells a story. more…

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  • amandak.45897
    Beautiful inspiration, thank you!
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  • RonaldBunch
    I'm healing thanks to you and your poem.
    LikeReply1 month ago


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