Saturday, July 2, 2011


Open to the possible

Slam the past shut
Lock the door to the road taken
Pause, back to the past
Take in the possible before you.

Why never burn bridges?
Close off the avenue to retreat
Leaving our options open
Keeps us guardians of the gate.

Flowers don't return to the bud
Birds rebuild their shells around them
Why remain open to defeat
Retreat down a path we loathed.

Why is it failure
To know the road taken
Is not our way
Look forward back firmly to the door.

Slam it shut
A chapter of our lives complete
Each door closed
Is a new path opened before us.
J. Binford-Bell 2011


  1. We should only ever look at the negative past if we think we can learn from it. Otherwise, forget it.

    Open the door and grasp the new with open hands - one never knows what may happen but if we don't try, we'll never know.

    Great piece of writing. I like it very much.

  2. lovely wonders.
    at times, we must follow the flow.

    bless you.

    join us if you wish.

  3. Always as one door closes, another opens to new possibilities.

  4. Well written piece :)

  5. Glad to see you in.

    an elegant tribe, have fun!

  6. Very insightful poem, beautifully delivered message =)

  7. Good message. Go forward. Remember to learn. I like it.

  8. Interesting thoughts... Sometimes it's better to leave the past behind and open for the new possibilities :)

  9. I don't know which is better - the poetry or the painting! Wonderful stuff

  10. Wonderful poem Jaqui! I love the open window to possibilities aspect of the accompanying painting. It enhances the words beautifully,

  11. invite you to take our week 5 writing challenge,
    anything comes to mind would be awesome to share,
    hope to see your in.
    Happy Saturday.


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