The Door

Tejashrii Shankarraman 

Between you and me, 

There stands a door. 

A door to the love we shared,  

dreams of a forever and more. 

 

You chose to close the door 

And I threw my key away. 

Turning my back on it, 

Letting it all just decay. 

 

Years have passed, 

And we have gone astray. 

Until I heard a knock, 

And maybe the sound of the door unlock. 

 

My thoughts struggle to align, 

Caught in the web of time. 

Shed were many tears, 

Not just for the lost years, 

For I was finally facing my fears. 

 

The fear of the door 

Never opening again. 

Thought if I walked a little more, 

My heart I wouldn’t have to mend. 

 

Yet we stand before the door,  

The door to what was. 

You on the other side 

And my emotions, trying to hide. 

 

I’ve looked frantically for the key. 

Blind to the reality, 

That if I just found the key, 

I’d know we aren’t meant to be. 

 

And while it is a sad sight to see, 

I’ll know I have to keep, 

Onward on this journey. 

 

If I just found the key, 

I’ll know that this isn’t the end of me. 


15 comments

  • So heartbreakingly beautiful Teju. Keep writing beautiful pieces like this.

    Meera Subramanian
  • Intense and very thought provoking………

    The predicament of heart vs mind!

    Never knew that you packed such a profound punch behind your beguiling smile! Keep at it!

    charu mathy
  • Intense and very thought provoking………

    The predicament of heart vs mind!

    Never knew that you packed such a profound punch behind your beguiling smile! Keep at it!

    charu mathy
  • Just nothing but Wow! Keep flowering between the wings of thoughts and dreams and you shall find your space that will truly be yours. May Kamakshi keep you blessed always.

    My. Y. Ganesh
  • Nice. Keep it up

    Saradha
  • Beautifully written Teju… best wishes for more to come .

    Krishnan
  • How Profound is this wonderful poem. It perfectly puts forth the pain and dilemma of losing one’s love. You have essayed the saying " When God closes one door , he opens up several other doors , or at least a new window of opportunity " Well Done girl .

    Vidya Amarnath
  • The Door, is a deep heartfelt and powerful poem.
    Congratulations Teju, keep it up.

    Vishale Jagannath
  • Great work 👍 Well
    Done girl 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

    Gerald Pillai - Singapore
  • The wooden door does not share or store the emotions , it just opens and closes , it is man or women behind the door – Well written Teju keep it up -
    K.R.Subramanian
  • The wooden does not share the emotions , it just opens and closes , it is man behind the door or women – well written keep it up Teju -

    K.R.Subramanian
  • Rocking. Don’t give up on your commitments. You have excellent talent. Keep writing

    Umaa Ram
  • Lovely. Looking forward for many more

    mythili.subrahmaniam
  • Congratulations great going. Keep it up.

    Shankar
  • Way to go girl !!👌👌👌👌

    Shanthala sathya

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