January 10, 2012

One Door Closes

One door closes
another opens,
into the room
of unanswered prayer,
pleas for mercy,
newborns wailing,
a child forever
stands and stares.
Jilted lovers,
forgotten elders,
slighted others
of every kind,
all awaiting
the passage of time.
Only those
who never suffer,
seem always to manage
without a care,
only the most deceived,
await a door
that is not there.