Closing doors

Closing doors

Time flies...
but not everything changes automatically. Some things saunter,
some slip away, widowed by closing doors.
Others resist change by extending promising options.
Some grasp at straws,

others simply ignore those twilight moments
that require immediate attention.

Time can be slow, too,
and can easily defy expectations.
Unreasonable fears, like the distress of loss,
emerge only to provoke more fear and indecision.
They motivate people to cling too tightly to certain moments
for much too long.
Hence, they miss the openings in the closing doors.

Other times, irrational thoughts sprout.
They ramble on and on, trying to make sense of it all
and to understand the triggers of old attachments.
These tag team yesterday and tomorrow,
instead of letting them walk through closing doors.

But, time can also be a bit headstrong and unyielding.
It might decide to race ahead impulsively
or idle without warning.
Sometimes, it grows wings to let tender memories simply fly away.

But, time should be taken in its stride!
In any case, not everything finishes by the end,
some things resign themselves to just linger
because not every end marks new beginnings.

But, naturally, as new doors open,
old doors slowly begin to close.

5 thoughts on “Closing doors”

  1. Dear Kevin
    “Closing Doors” and “Bits of Us” are complementary They are profound, beautifully crafted and soulfully narrated

    Warmest Regards

  2. This is another masterpiece.. similar expressions to your last piece…Love it and will share it on my page. Thank you for sharing..
    here’s how i would sum this up..
    The poem explores various reactions to change. Some individuals extend promising options, embracing new opportunities, while others resist change, grasping at straws or ignoring crucial moments that demand attention. The poem notes the tendency of people to hold on too tightly to certain moments, driven by irrational fears of loss, which can hinder their ability to recognise new openings.

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