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David Wagoner

(5 June 1926 / Massillon, Ohio)

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At The Door


All actors look for them-the defining moments
When what a character does is what he is.
The script may say, He goes to the door
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  • Veteran Poet - 2,677 Points Terry Craddock (9/12/2014 4:46:00 PM)

    Decision Making Finale

    leave taking implies
    decision making finale
    from subtle to radical
    from trivial to incredible...

    with life implications
    set ranging throughout
    entire possible spectrums
    potent human experiences...

    doors swift
    slow opened closed
    defined...

    in consequence raising questions
    implying myriad possibilities
    when time entering exiting doors...


    Copyright © Terence George Craddock
    Inspired by the poem 'At The Door' by David Wagoner. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,353 Points Kay Staley (9/11/2014 9:27:00 AM)

    If only this rhymed, then it would be good poetry! I like the paragraph that talks about pretending to see through the door and pretending that you dont need it. Speaks of independence and strength but yet gives all the options in the poem. The idea is good and relatable, but the beginning lacks substance to draw you in and the absence of rhyming puts it at a lower level than it deserves. (Report) Reply

    Veteran Poet - 2,677 Points Terry Craddock (9/11/2014 7:03:00 PM)

    Interesting but I believe good poetry need not rhyme, superior intensity may be obtained omitting inferior overdone rhymes. Just my opinion :)

  • Bronze Star - 6,756 Points * Sunprincess * (5/30/2014 8:40:00 PM)

    .............at the door takes us to the point, where we need to make a decision....great write.... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 90 Points Liliana ~el (9/11/2013 10:43:00 PM)

    Beautiful! Perfectly and accurately portraying (describing) the mental thought process, emotions, and defining decisions which need to be made in life! ! ! (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Michael Shepherd (3/18/2005 7:04:00 AM)

    So accurate a description of the magic moment of communication shared, revelation manifested...genius. (Report) Reply

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