Written for:  Sunday Muse #92


As you pass
through the door to pier
if that door leads to heaven.
You may be leaving.
The door is open
but one person’s paradise
may be hell
to someone
else.  On which side does
the sign hang?

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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21 Responses to Direction

  1. Carrie V. H. says:

    It reminds me of the saying “one man’s junk is another man’s treasure”. A though provoking poem Sara. I love the closing question. I nice touch! Great writing!


  2. Just Barry says:

    An interesting meditation on perspective. Your ending question literally hangs in the air. 😉


  3. Sherry Marr says:

    Good question! I love it!


  4. Sumana Roy says:

    An open door is always a chance. A nice question at the end.


  5. Regine Karpel says:



  6. Vivian Zems says:

    Profound questions indeed.
    You never really know where you’re going
    until you’ve arrived.


  7. fireblossom32 says:

    Aye, there’s the rub!


  8. Indeed… and maybe the water in the oasis is poisoned


  9. Susie Clevenger says:

    Yes, one man’s heaven is another man’s hell. Yes, which side?


  10. Beverly Crawford says:

    A point to ponder. I think there are some who think theirs is the only way to heaven may find many surprises.


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