Dogs 2010

DOORS
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we all
eventually
have to pass
through them

not
the pedestrian
portals
of enter
and exit
but
those infrequent
thresholds
of life changing
decision

after transit
our outlooks
will never
be the same

we
will have
evolved
as people
and as
souls

there
are those
who are predisposed
to linger
and help others
gain entry

there
are others
however
who relate
neither empathetically
nor sympathetically
to humanity
around them

they
pass through
to continue
their journeys
alone
without
looking back

perhaps
they will
encounter
yet another
barrier
of understanding
and need help
to see
the other side

maybe then
they too
will accept the role
of temporary guide
seeing that others
attain
what they
have been
given

maybe not

we were
not all
intended
to be
teachers

some
are destined
to be
misanthropic
trailblazers

call them
selfish
if you will

without them
though
our civilization
would surely
stagnate
and die

keep on
knocking
and be patient
for admission

you
never know
who may return
to turn
the key