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…On Poetry and Fiction
Just “One Word” Away ("Window")
written by: Phyllis P. Colucci
One word becomes one idea, becomes one sentence, becomes one poem, becomes one story. It must start from just “one word”. Today my one word is “Window”.
A Window is a portal to the outside world. It allows us to view the world and admire its treasures through its magical “looking glass”. An Open Window invites the outside world into our homes and into our lives. A Closed Window allows us to watch privately, with caution, until we are ready to say “come in”. To some, a Window is a connection to something or someone when we are lonely or curious. To others, it is an invasion of privacy. To most of us, it is a chance to see what’s happening beyond our four walls. In life, it is a choice. So whether you choose to live with an “open” window, or you prefer a “closed” window, you will only be able to enjoy the results of that choice. Either way, a window will always be that portal to a world outside of ourselves. When it is open, it will be your own personal give and take reality. When it is closed, it will still be special through its magical looking glass. However, an open window will allow us to connect, relate and interact on an emotional level while a closed window will limit us to a simple view from the sidelines. Which will you choose?
from my home
A portal to the outside unknown
Such jewels, past my looking glass
A regal view, a touch of class
Shall I open you wide and clear?
Or keep you closed
and hide my fear?
hear my voice
Open…Close…is quite a choice
I want to shout that I am here
I want to invite those far and near
Let life in
It’s give and take – a perfect win
I see love, I feel it too
I hear sweet voices
between me and you
I can feel the sun and touch the breeze
Sweet summer bliss
Deep Winter’s freeze
The good, the bad and all that’s fair
Relationships - if you dare
Let me see...
Shall I hide my eyes or let things be?
If you remain closed
Will I remain free?
I’ve changed my mind
Please open wide
if you’d be so kind
Emotions, passion are what I crave
From the day of birth
to the day of grave
Closed no more
Great gifts of plenty
NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR:
We each enjoy our own "window" to the world. It's our special portal that connects us to life. Whether you keep your window "open" or prefer to keep it "closed", you will enjoy either the beauty or the limitations of that choice.
I retired from a Supervisory/Admin position with a Federal Law Enforcement agency in NYC, a few years back.
Presently, I am pursuing my passion for writing, and most of my writing has that New York edge.
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