Thursday, 8 September 2011

Behind Front Doors



Do you wonder what’s behind front doors,
Wishing for a life that isn't yours?
Do you look at neighbours with regret?
You think you want to live their life and yet...

I bet those neighbours often look at you.
I bet they envy everything you do.
They’d love to have the life they think is yours.
So many things can hide behind front doors.

31 comments:

  1. Love this - at first glance a simple little poem, and then it shows itself - fab!

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  2. Clever, and often true as well. Same with marriages. Things can often look different on the inside than they do to the outer world.

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  3. I think there's more to this than meets the eye-very neat. reminds me a little bit of Burns - "To see oursels as ithers see us!
    It wad frae monie a blunder free us,"
    very thought-provoking!
    AliB

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  4. This is wonderful Rosalind and oh so true. We always think other peoples lives are so much better or more interesting than our own. I am not sure other people look at my life and wish they had it. If they do, they are slightly cracked!

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  5. Deceptively simple, yet thought-provoking as all the best pieces are :-)

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  6. Rosalind this is great. True, cute, funny and lovely picture to go with it.

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  7. So true! I often wonder what's behind all those windows and doors when I walk down the street. Fascinating.

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  8. This so captures lessons I am learning now. My neighbors, ones who have been constant, are very special people.

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  9. Applies to so many things. I live in a new neighborhood, so I'm always looking at house designs. In life, I keep in mind that everyone is different.

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  10. Nice. Poem and picture! Thanks for a lovely beginning to my day.

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  11. Sweet poem! I wonder about the goings on behind closed doors, but I think it's just the writer inside me trying to work out stories. I'm pretty happy in my life. :-)

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  12. Lovely poem and picture. I've just followed, will be back! :0)

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  13. I love this Rosalind. And so true. Lovely.

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  14. Excellent! Enjoyed it tremendously. And the writer inside us all makes us wonder about those doors! :-)

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  15. An astonishing poem. Really gets the creative thinking juices flowing and the imagination pounding out staccato heartbeats. You could go on and on and imagine a different lifestyle going on behind every door. I like to think about it but I know I prefer my own.
    Manzanita@Wannabuyaduck

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  16. Excellent poem that really makes you think! You've done it again!

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  17. Simple and yet deep at the same time. Wonderful.

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  18. Very thought provoking. Like the concept of public and private faces.

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  19. This is fabulous Rosalind! I love you. You have a wonderful knack for poetry. This poem has such a good meaning to it to. Great job. :)

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  20. Adore that last line, Rosalind. Well done!

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  21. This is a wonderful poem, Rosalind. It speaks to both kids and adults in a fun, meaningful way.
    xoRobyn

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  22. I love this, Rosalind. So clever - and so often true. What a thought provoking final line.

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  23. Beautiful! And so what I need to hear right now. Many of my friends fulfilled their writing dreams this summer while I was on break and doing things other than writing. Thanks, Rosalind, for your lovely thoughts!

    Hugs!

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  24. I really enjoyed this piece, Rosalind. A small package with a big impact. Well done.

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  25. How did I miss this?
    Very thought provoking.

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  26. This is so very true. I often look at houses and think these same things.

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  27. Fabulous poem! I've been guilty of this, even though I know very well that things are not always as they seem to the outside world. I really enjoyed this poem, excellent work.

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  28. Hi Rosalind,
    Just discovered your blog.I love what you wrote here.

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