I See A Red Door …

I See A Red Door …

 Red is for danger
 so beware
 You would enter
 this door,
 assuming you could even reach it,
 at your own risk

 If I were to let you in
 it would be by invitation only
 On my terms
 I would control your entry
 from the inside
 No coming and going 
 as you please

 I do not know you well
 and I no longer trust

 So be it

 Copyright © 2021 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing
 All Rights Reserved

 Sanaa from A Dash of Sunny is hosting D'Verse Poets tonight
 and she has prompted us with minimalist photography using photos
 provided by fellow poet and photographer Glenn Butkus. Check out
 his amazing photos on the D'Verse page. I chose the Red Door for my poem

  20 comments for “I See A Red Door …

  1. June 19, 2021 at 7:02 am

    Honest and to the point, there’s so much strength in that poem.

    • Christine Bolton
      June 19, 2021 at 8:52 am

      Thank you so much ☺️🌺

  2. June 16, 2021 at 3:04 pm

    Once you have trusted too much, it will never be taken lightly again.

    • Christine Bolton
      June 16, 2021 at 5:16 pm

      So true 😕

  3. June 16, 2021 at 1:33 pm

    I am imagining ‘many folks’ requesting an invite! Great write.

    • Christine Bolton
      June 16, 2021 at 5:19 pm

      Thanks Helen ☺️🌺💕

  4. sanaarizvi
    June 16, 2021 at 12:56 pm

    This is exquisite woven, Christine 😀 this poem speaks so much about setting rules and of dos and don’ts. 💝 I could really hear your voice in this one- thank you so much for writing!

    • Christine Bolton
      June 16, 2021 at 7:02 pm

      Thanks Sanaa. It was Glenn’s beautiful photography that inspired me ☺️🌺💕

  5. June 16, 2021 at 6:09 am

    I like where you went with this Christine: a great poem of setting boundaries!

    • Christine Bolton
      June 16, 2021 at 8:30 am

      Thank you Ingrid. I loved Glenn’s photography for this prompt ☺️

  6. June 15, 2021 at 11:52 pm

    Ah yes, if doors could speak what sordid sweet tales they would tell. This RED DOOR image has been the most popular one out here. I chose to write on it myself.

    • Christine Bolton
      June 16, 2021 at 8:29 am

      Thanks Glenn. Your photography is stunning ☺️

  7. June 15, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    A warning!

    • Christine Bolton
      June 15, 2021 at 10:25 pm

      Yes, watch out!!!! 🤣

      • June 15, 2021 at 10:53 pm


  8. June 15, 2021 at 10:07 pm

    If this door could speak, it would be your poem. Nice personification, Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      June 15, 2021 at 10:26 pm

      Thanks Lisa. That’s so nice off you ☺️💕

      • June 16, 2021 at 12:29 pm

        You’re welcome <3

  9. June 15, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    Beautifully poignant, and I love the caution here. Seems like the narrator’s walls are built up for good reason. Excellent writing!

    • Christine Bolton
      June 15, 2021 at 10:24 pm

      Thanks so much Lucy! Yes indeed they were ☺️💕

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