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The Last Closed Door

Closed door contest

15 total reviews 
Comment from Dolly'sPoems
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A tragic tale that occurs far too often in relationships and is pushed under the carpet and if it happens once, it continues. Your poem was full of suspense and held my interest until the very end, well rhymed with good flowing words albeit a sad story. Love Dolly x

 Comment Written 19-Mar-2017


reply by the author on 22-Mar-2017
    Thanks so much for reading and your thoughtful comments.
Comment from emptypage
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Riveting post. Very hard to read, but I'm so glad I did. The word choices, the images you evoke, the horrors of this life, the death.... everyone should read this.

I have a friend...I HAD a friend...she has been missing for years. Her husband beat her and everyone in our writers' guild knew it, but she would never say so.

Then, she disappeared. She has never been found. But just 2 weeks ago her husband was finally arrested.

Hopefully, my friend finally spoke--through dna, through forensic evidence. Hopefully he will never be free again.

 Comment Written 18-Mar-2017


reply by the author on 22-Mar-2017
    Oh, my gosh, that is terrible. I can't imagine having that happen to someone you know! To just disappear. I, too hope he never sees the light of day again. Hopefully he will someday say where she is. So sorry and thanks for reading and sharing.
Comment from kathleenspalding
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Very good poem tells a compelling story. Whew, what an ending! So true, people need to speak up. I don't see anything that needs to be corrected. Thank you for raising awareness.

 Comment Written 18-Mar-2017


reply by the author on 22-Mar-2017
    Thanks so much for reading and your thoughtful comments.
reply by kathleenspalding on 22-Mar-2017
    You're welcome
Comment from Gypsy Blue Rose
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I worked as an advocate of victims of rape and battery for two years and I know this story much too well. It's a horrible crime. Your poem is well written and meaningful. Good job.

 Comment Written 18-Mar-2017


reply by the author on 22-Mar-2017
    That must have been so difficult. I'm happy that you could help though. Thanks so much for reading and your thoughtful comments.
Comment from vwilks
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Wow! What a story within a poem. Very very interesting and telling. Abuse is an ugly reality. One that I witness of my family member weekly. So fearful that the end result will be jail or death. Thank you for sharing.

 Comment Written 18-Mar-2017


reply by the author on 22-Mar-2017
    Oh my gosh-so sad. I too, have had to see it close up. Thanks so much for reading and your thoughtful comments.
Comment from Bill Schott
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The Last Closed Door takes us behind that barrier that society puts up to deny that spousal abuse happens. This poem has a double death conclusion that actually taps my need to avenge helpless victims with some 'you are gone' retribution.

 Comment Written 18-Mar-2017


reply by the author on 22-Mar-2017
    Thanks so much for reading and your thoughtful comments.
Comment from Dean Kuch
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Yeah, I gotta agree with ya here, Anonymous Poet.
The rhythm's rather choppy in this write. It reads more like prose, with rhyme.
Still, the message it conveys is a pertinent, and an important one.
Best wishes...
~Dean

 Comment Written 18-Mar-2017


reply by the author on 22-Mar-2017
    Thanks much for the thoughts. Very appreciated.
reply by Dean Kuch on 22-Mar-2017
    My pleasure. :)
Comment from Lu Saluna
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This is a really good poem. It tells a very important story and sends a very important message. It is sad when no one speaks up for themselves or for someone they love when domestic violence is happening. Good luck in the contest.

 Comment Written 18-Mar-2017


reply by the author on 22-Mar-2017
    Thanks so much for reading and your thoughtful comments.
Comment from ronnie k
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I rats five stars because that's all I have but my poetic love says EXCEPTIONAL, you touched each and every dark spot in the abuse disease, this poem made the countless articles I have read, the abused I know and met visible, thank you so much for sharing this gem.

 Comment Written 17-Mar-2017


reply by the author on 22-Mar-2017
    Thanks so much for your very kind and thoughtful comments. Much appreciated.
Comment from Poetic Friend
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Mystery Poet,

I am so glad that I have a sixer remaining because this poem truly deserve every star that it receive.s

Unfortunately, there are so many women who are experiencing or experienced what the woman in this poem endured. Also, sadly, it ends the same way.

Thank you for bringing awareness to this issue.

Good luck in the contest.

 Comment Written 17-Mar-2017


reply by the author on 22-Mar-2017
    Thanks so very much for your kind 6 stars. It is truly appreciated.