Almost Open


Do we have the courage to

open our doors

to receive the unknown

Do we have the courage to

extend a hand

of compassion with risk

Do we have the courage to

learn of past sins

shrouded in deception

Do we have the courage to

probe our beliefs

pursuing truth and justice


The RDP # 46 – Open prompt brought the smile of an easy post of this photo of a shed that has been waiting in a recent photo file for just the right moment. Then I felt the nudge to express some thoughts in a style of writing that is on the edge of my comfort zone. It takes a lot of courage for me to label this as poetry when I am familiar with the perfect words and lines that are produced by the “real” poets I read. But I suppose it wouldn’t have integrity as a poem about courage if it didn’t require courage to write.