If I Open the Door

Love called for me today
I ducked my head
Said go away
I do not want
To feel these things
The doubts, the fears
That love will bring
I had built a wall
Had hemmed me in
And learned to live
Alone again

But love called for me today
If I open the door
Will it stay?


I blame Entangled for this, challenging me to write the love stuff….

About crispina kemp

Spinner of Asaric and Mythic tales
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51 Responses to If I Open the Door

  1. You wrote the love stuff and the attendant doubts and defenses. Nicely done.

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  2. poohandtigger2 says:

    That appears to come from the heart.
    I hope it has stayed.

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  3. Sadje says:

    Beautifully written Crispina.

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  4. Something deep hiding in there Cripina, whether you want to admit it or not. Wonderfully penned.

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  5. Kim Smyth says:

    I loved this, such a message of hope! Is it true or fiction? If it’s true, sending good vibes for true love!!

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  6. Judy says:

    Well this one reminds me of Billy Joel’s “An Innocent Man”
    “Some people stay far away from the door
    If there’s a chance of it opening up
    They hear a voice in the hall outside
    And hope that it just passes by”

    I say open the door and let love in. Better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all, right?

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    • Thanks, Judy.
      But it also harks back to a time when I did… recovery can be very slow…

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      • Judy says:

        Yeah I know and that crossed my mind. Why does everything in life feel like the stock market, you go in with such positivity and confidence and then everything crashes.

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      • I used to go in with great confidence. Now I need a ruddy great push just to dip my toe. And someone very patient with me. Or not at all. Time will tell.
        Sure is interesting. All good experience for the writer… yeh?

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      • Judy says:

        Well there’s nothing like one’s own raw emotions to draw from. It all enriches life and the writing. Human condition Right? LOL, I used to keep a journal until I realized I could only write when in a dark, depressed mood. I’m not too literary when I’m on top of the world.

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      • Me too. My every bleak moment recorded. My every ventured into cuckoo land… I read too many books by Carl Jung!

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  7. Look at that! Blame me all you want but i am glad i pushed you to start writing romantic poetry because clearly you enjoy it too. 😊❀️

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  8. Tien Skye says:

    You are on the roll, ma’am!

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  9. And thanks to Entangled. This is a beautiful piece of poetry ❀️

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  10. You should write more of these love stuff Crispina because clearly, you are really good at it. I love the poem because it seems real, not the cheesy stuff. Take care!❀️

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  11. Dale says:

    Wonderfully done, Crispina.
    And I say one must open the door to possibility. Whether it fails or succeeds in the end, one is not left with wondering .. should I have?

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  12. Ben Naga says:

    It seems you still have the knack at least. πŸ˜€

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  13. poohandtigger2 says:

    Glad you noticed that.
    Who am I? – In this context, a fan of your written work.

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  14. Love is fleeting, just like everything else. It’s just really good when it stays for several years. πŸ™‚

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