Entryway

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And though it may seem
like never opening your eyes
will protect you.

Grief’s gentle hand
closing your eyes
to sleep the days away.

If you don’t awaken
there is no way for the love
to get in.

Put your OPEN sign back up.

© Alicia Grimshaw 2020

dVerse Quadrille #101

“The risk of love is loss, and the price of loss is grief — But the pain of grief is only a shadow when compared with the pain of never risking love.”

– Hilary Stanton Zunin

28 thoughts on “Entryway

    1. I have experienced a lot of sadness. Not for myself since I am one of the fortunate ones to be healthy, safe and taken care of. I am sad for the many, many who are struggling.
      I am glad to hear that you think my poem will reach out to them. That is always the goal.
      Take care my blogging friend.

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  1. Yes, this is it right here, Ali!

    “If you don’t awaken
    there is no way for the love
    to get in.
    Put your OPEN sign back up.”

    I love this quadrille and the message too!

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    1. Some days keeping my eyes open to all that is happening is a challenge for me. Hearing that this poem is speaking to you and others is affirming.Thanks for your visit. Keep your light on

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