Lyn Paul

Gold Star - 7,608 Points (17.03.1965)

A Life With No Door Poem by Lyn Paul


My heart aches, for those like you
Who don't know where they're going, Don't know what to do.
Never given any encouragement, protection or self worth.
And never feeling love. Not even at birth.
Growing and learning yet never getting anywhere,
Learning only of survival... as no one shows they care.
Education did not exist- Only survival felt right.
Living only for today - And only tonight.

But the giving that I gave opened many doors,
So many options, for me to explore.
I gave so much and opened arms grabbed me,
Helped me to grow and made me really see.
That anyone can survive, A Life With No Door,
As long as you have the windows and Know that there is more.
More for you to explore and to realise how important you are,
Especially the distance you have travelled and just how far
How far you have grown and what you still need to see
To realise this huge lesson; has given you the will to believe.


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Lyn Paul April 2014

Submitted: Friday, May 10, 2013
Edited: Saturday, May 3, 2014

Topic of this poem: Life


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  • Veteran Poet - 1,489 Points Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (7/19/2014 7:26:00 PM)

    It reads even better the second time. Well done my friend! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,566 Points Amitava Sur (5/3/2014 9:17:00 AM)

    A lovely poem with hopes to live and the courage behind.... simply loved it (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Hannah Wolton-carr (4/19/2014 10:04:00 AM)

    I don't see how this could possibly not make someone smile. Thanks for the hope. :) (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,489 Points Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (4/12/2014 11:54:00 PM)

    Bursting with beauty. A mountain of motivation. Pregnant with positivity! Well done my friend! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 1 Points Bijay Poudel (1/2/2014 8:02:00 AM)

    A good write abt hope and faith. Keep up the good work. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 13,881 Points * Sunprincess * (1/2/2014 2:07:00 AM)

    .......lyn this poem reminds me of Dinesh's poem...you need not follow me please...when you have a chance go see his poem...this is a very nice write... (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 15,923 Points Roseann Shawiak (12/13/2013 6:42:00 PM)

    Through writing poetry I can see how I've grown and where I'm going - your poem brought that out - never think of it that way. Every poem is just an instant in the reality of life. Really like your poetry, look forward to reading more of it. Thank you for sharing. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 299 Points Adeline Foster (12/7/2013 1:02:00 PM)

    Good poem with deep meaning. Read mine - We The Unencumbered -
    Adeline (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 13,881 Points * Sunprincess * (12/4/2013 8:23:00 AM)

    dear lyn, I believe you are an angel who is always giving...beautiful poem :) (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 9,741 Points Heather Wilkins (7/15/2013 5:25:00 PM)

    give and you will receive. nice poem of hope and the future (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 347 Points Danny Draper (7/5/2013 10:28:00 PM)

    A fine cellebration of resilliance, triumph over adversity with the fuel of love and a nurturing helping hand to power self determination. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jason Atkinson (7/2/2013 8:11:00 PM)

    This is a great poem and I'm sure so any can relate to the moral story of hope (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 33 Points Mark Dillon (6/12/2013 4:56:00 AM)

    Inspirational and a conduit to an open and exploring mind. Great stuff. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,092 Points Unwritten Soul (5/14/2013 10:15:00 AM)

    Delighted poem with shiny words....Lyn, if our life is without door i am sure there will also not any wall....as free as we can we may get...a good encouraging poem, always good to read a positive poem like this! _Soul (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 339 Points David Wood (5/13/2013 3:43:00 PM)

    Oh what it is to be loved. This is a delightful inspirational poem of hope.10/10 (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,521 Points Neela Nath (5/12/2013 1:21:00 PM)

    Despondency should not grab us. Tomorrow, there will get in a ray thru a hole.It will help you to trace the door. Superb write! (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,193 Points Valerie Dohren (5/12/2013 8:56:00 AM)

    Many spend their lives behind closed doors, rarely catching a glimpse of the sun. Deep and thought-provoking. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,872 Points Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (5/11/2013 10:21:00 PM)

    the life is the learning process and the whole world is the institution! do we have the doors? Beautiful poem! Lyn.. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 710 Points Shahzia Batool (5/11/2013 6:06:00 AM)

    In any work my favorite deep symbols are Sea, waves, curtains, doors and windows....all relate to human life and bonding...this is a poem with depth n insight vision! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

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