Going through our lives

We come to many doors,

Some open for us

And lead us through our lives

Along the path prepared for us.

Some are closed,

Blocking that path,

But another way is found.

As we travel a different road

That way is always before us.

Sometimes though we just look,

Look at the closed door,

So get stuck in our lives,

Unable to see the other door,

The door that has opened for us.

Always look for the open door,

It is always there.




“When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don’t see the one that has opened for us.” Helen Keller.

  • Author: Goldfinch60 (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: February 17th, 2018 02:27
  • Comment from author about the poem: Always look for the open door.
  • Category: Reflection
  • Views: 37
  • Users favorite of this poem: Laura🌻, poetboy5454.


  • orchidee

    A fine and true write Gold. Ahh, maybe I didn't learn the quote. When I married KP it seemed like: 'When one door opens, another one slams in your face!' doh! Helen Keller was, and is, a huge inspiration.

    • Goldfinch60

      Thank you Orchi.

    • dusk arising

      More words of wisdom from you. So very true. You are the poetic Sage of MPS.

      • Goldfinch60

        You are so kind, I only emboss others words. Thank you da.

      • Michael Edwards

        And we all have a key if only we learn how to use it - great work Andy.

        • Goldfinch60

          Very true Michael, the doors can always surprise us when we open them.

        • FineB

          Thank you Goldfinch60.

          I liked this poem.

          Life too also involves paths those open to us and those closed to us.

          Keep writing

          • Goldfinch60

            Thank you FindB, those paths can be wondrous.

          • Laura🌻

            A great poem and words
            of wisdom, Gold!

            Yes...let’s ”Always look for the
            open door”...and enter with an
            open mind.

            Your poem brought to mind
            one of my favorites...

            “A mind is like a parachute,
            it doesn’t work if it’s not open.”
            (Frank Zappa)


            • Goldfinch60

              Thank you Laura, most kind.

            • Christina8

              A very insightful write! Thanks for sharing. Helen Keller's quote was very inspirational as are your writes!

              • Goldfinch60

                You are so kind Christina and for that I am most grateful.

              • FredPeyer

                Beautifully written, orchie! And I do love the two quotes.

                • Goldfinch60

                  That’s ok Bert, I will tell ANDY.

                  • FredPeyer

                    Goldie, I am SO SORRY! How could I make such a mistake!!! Just hope you can forgive me. Maybe no now, but eventually!

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