John Anderson

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Hiding - Poem by John Anderson

We give ourselves a place to hide
With simple words that do abide
Words we use to shut the door
To knowing us forever more

We paint the door a friendly coat
To mask the cracks that do denote
And hope our hinges won't betray
What we own in disarray.

As we stand behind this door
A crack of light above the floor
Does allow a light seam in
Does little for the view within

We think the doorbell's ring is clear
But its true sound we do not hear
This door of platitudes do prevent
Letting all know the self-evident

Topic(s) of this poem: truth, hiding, life, realization, secrets, self, self discovery

Form: Free Verse


Comments about Hiding by John Anderson

  • Brianna Winebarger (2/3/2012 8:16:00 AM)

    great poem. has a great meaning and expression (Report)Reply

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  • Vipins Puthooran (1/3/2012 12:10:00 PM)

    a beautiful poem/like the rhyme! ! ! (Report)Reply

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  • Vipins Puthooran (1/3/2012 12:08:00 PM)

    a beautiful poem/like the rhyme! ! ! (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Poem Edited: Sunday, December 23, 2018


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