We rest secure behind bolted doors,
And lock all doors on our way out;
Through doors we are ushered in,
As a new born infant, or to leave in a
Doors like our open arms, can invite to
But a door when slammed on the face, -
Ceases forever to communicate!
That ‘welcome’ foot mat you see in
front, -
Is for wiping your shoes full of dirt!
For when we shut the doors of our heart,
Even doors left ajar, - will forever hurt!
-Raj Nandy
02 Mar 09

Submitted: Monday, March 02, 2009

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Comments about this poem (** DOORS by RAJ NANDY )

  • Rookie - 96 Points Rani Turton (12/14/2009 5:15:00 AM)

    Lines that are full of truth, doors are used as a wonderful metaphor. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 29,744 Points Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (10/14/2009 8:13:00 AM)

    Is for wiping your shoes full of dirt!
    For when we shut the doors of our heart,
    Even doors left ajar, - will forever hu...............once hurt and slammed the door nothingcan rach to us in proper way...best way is to communicate, , , clear the sky and careate harmonious atmosphere derspite beinghurt....very rich poem with its content....10

    it was great time wheni was abt to comment on poemand received ur msg onhumanuty...such a coincidence....... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Samanyan Lakshminarayanan (10/10/2009 10:33:00 PM)

    a symbolic poem..heart door and mat..lovely and very practically brought out truth (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 72 Points Kesav Easwaran (10/8/2009 1:41:00 AM)

    Good work...symbolic...doors mean a lot to heart...to love and hence to life...thanks...10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Nikunj Sharma (8/19/2009 12:53:00 AM)

    open the door and keep the foot mat too

    someone's gonna come this way through

    thirsty, tired of strokes of heat

    In search of water and homely peace

    the door shall show him the way

    in maze of darkness, the shine of the day

    so keep it open............

    thanks for sharing this piece.......... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Yelena M. (8/14/2009 6:04:00 PM)

    'For when we shut the doors of our heart,
    Even doors left ajar, - will forever hurt! ..'
    to live with an open heart is harder and harder in the modern world.. but easy ways never lead to truth..thanks for sharing.. :)
    A. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Bob Blackwell (7/23/2009 9:54:00 AM)

    Interesting poem, doors to the heart should never close, doors to life should be left open, real freedom would be if the doors to our homes could stay unlocked. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ch J Satyananda Kumar (5/29/2009 9:55:00 AM)

    I read somewhere that some tribals have no doors to their dwellings. Door is the symbol of conditional thinking and selfishness of mankind. People open doors to only those whom they love. Instead if they keep their doors open and invite all in to be loved at their home how beautiful it would be? Man might have invented door so as to protect what he plundered! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sandra Fowler (5/29/2009 5:39:00 AM)

    Your poignant conclusion says it all. The doors of the heart
    must never be closed. Without love life would have no meaning
    at all.10/10

    Warm regards,

    Sandra (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Subroto Chatterjee (5/4/2009 10:56:00 PM)

    Hmmm... true enough...and Bongs take this to a fine art, if you ask me. Check out the Bong TV channels...
    Thanks Rajda...for the recall.
    Subroto (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 365 Points Indira Renganathan (4/19/2009 6:05:00 AM)

    What a meaningful piece of doors..great Raj Nandi (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 213 Points Palas Kumar Ray (4/18/2009 2:30:00 AM)

    Doors bear great significance in human life.A seemingly closed door may be open and vice versa.Doors may invite you or prohibit you from entering.A door id also a mystery.
    =========================================================== (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Vidi Writes (3/7/2009 7:47:00 AM)

    Its an interesting concept of door.
    Many a things you have aptly put
    Door - shut or open
    Hurt and free...

    Dear Poet...
    When you say -
    About the 'Hurt' When the doors are shut...
    I have a doubt....
    At times...
    Have we not got protected by shutting the doors? ? ?

    Please include that one theme...
    A readers humble request it is...

    Still i am thinking and thinking...
    Door and its philosophy...
    Good one.. (Report) Reply

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