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10 Sep

Hello Readers!  In a moment of nostalgia, I have come across one of my poems that was published by my college when I was an undergrad.  It represents my coming out of a very difficult time in my life and I thought I would share it with you!  I hope you enjoy it!

When a Door Slams Shut

My ears vibrated with the slam of the door

My body shook like never before

The world had turned over with nothing the same

My identity lost, my being, my name

Total devastation enveloped my soul

My life was drowning without any hope

Numbness overwhelmed me, it crept and it hummed

The throbbing in my head pulsated and drummed

I remembered a saying, a small glimmer of hope

It kept me going and helped me to cope

That’s when I saw it, that small speck of light

So far away, nearly swallowed by night

The door that had slammed was left slightly ajar

A window of new life, yet it seemed very far

As I fought for life, it grew larger with will

Until finally I reached it and clung to the sill

As I thrust it open, I breathed a deep breath

Felt the grip loosen, the hands of hope’s death.

Chasta Schneider

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