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How many times have you stood at the threshold of a new door, contemplating what you would find on the other side? How many times has fear stopped you from proceeding?

If you never cross through, you will be left wondering "what if" for the rest of your life. Take the chance, what have you got to lose?

Portal

Standing on the outside,
looking in.
Afraid to knock
on the door in front of you.
How many times have
you stood at the threshold
but been too scared to cross?
What is it you fear?
The unknown lies ahead.
What awaits you on the other side?
Only one way to find out.
The door swings open,
Will you enter?
© 1999 Tara Simms Please respect the rights of the author and Passions in Poetry. If you would like to use this poem on your own web page, please contact the Author. Thank you.

8 Visitor Comments

param
I like this poem. It motiwates us to jump into unknown. Well done. Best wishes.
lesley
I'm a teenager that can relate. Loved it.
karen
GOD HAS GAVE YOU ALL A GREAT GIFT I WISH I COULD PUT MY WORDS INTO SUCH BEAUTIFUL THOUGHTS--GOD-BLESS YOU ALL LOVE READING ALL OF YOUR WRITING-KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK-YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT PART OF MY HEART THANK-YOU SO MUCK ALWAYS KAREN
Leon
this poem was great. it really changed the way i look at life. thank you, and please keep writing
Karen
It is a great poem I feel this way every time I walk to a door
shane
Its short and has a good point. I feel like that.
Alyssa
I think that we are all afraid of the "unknown". We are afraid of being judged as well, and because we fear we never get the chance to explore. This poem inspired me not to fear what I don't understand and to go through life taking necessary chances. The outcome can be fulfilling or disappointing, but the only way to find out is to take that chance. Thank you Tara, for writing such an inspiring poem.
marilyn
Thank you for your gift of poetry

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