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The Door

written by: Patrick Doran (The 50 Year Old Poet)


By the time I write this
it will be history.
No longer
some great mystery.
Everyone thought
I had tried my best.
But I failed
my most important test.
What they think
will no longer matter.
Now that
my life is in tatters.
Alone for good,
just an empty space
where you once stood.
I drove you
to the brink
of exhaustion.
Until eventually
you gave way to caution.
Packed up
your things and
told me no more.
Put on your coat
and walked out the door.

Patrick Doran

Patrick Doran

Pat Doran was a truck driver for over thirty years. He found himself used to the solitude of the open roads and the long hours. During these years he would think up little stories and often poems to help pass away the time. Then after an illness which prevented him from working he started to write his thoughts and ideas down. Two years later he has published three books of poetry, The 50 Year Old Poet, Gentle Soul and most recently Beautiful Sky. As well as writing his fourth collection he's currently working on a book of short stories. Pat lives in Enniscorthy which is situated in the south east of Ireland.
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