the overstuffed closet


the overstuffed closet

i have jammed
and  stuffed and packed it in
i have jammed and
stuffed packed it again
i have pushed
and smushed
i have stacked
and smashed
i have done my best to push it all back

i have tried
and tried and tried some more
i have struggled to close the closet door
as ive jammed
and crammed
and packed
and smashed
im learning you can only push so much back

as the closet door begins to wane
the weary hinges bend in pain
the latch that keeps the door closed
dosent catch like it did before
i try to push and cram again
to keep the things stuffed within
pushing hard to close the door
and keep it latched like was before

as the latch is giving way
the fragile hinges start to break
all the stuff ive packed within
is spilling out once again

all the time ive jammed and packed
everything ive stacked and smashed
all my efforts to push it back
caused the closet door to collapse

now all the things ive stashed away
have piled up to my dismay
the process that i now must face
is sorting through this tangled maze

so when i jammed and
stuffed and packed it in
i never thought i would see it again
and when i pushed and smushed and
stacked and smashed
i just assumed it was not coming back
so here it is and im faced with it
and i have to deal with all this shit
i have to fix the door and repair the hinge
and hope that it will latch again
because someday i might need the door
the close and latch like it did before




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texasgal202 commented on the overstuffed closet


Our everyday lifes hides alot of pain,instead of sorting it out and getting on with our life we push it aside and we let it stay and it nearly always piles up inside us and then if we don't clean it up we finally have to explode.

Maleficent commented on the overstuffed closet


O tell it! I've got a closet juz like that... straight to favs... maybe ya could get a good friend to help sort it out with ya... you might be surprised how much of that junk you don't need... ;)

MindNumbing commented on the overstuffed closet


It would have been so much easier to sort it all and put it in it rightful place to begin with, wouldn't it? Instead, we tend to throw it into a cabinet or a closet and close the door as fast as we can before it has a chance to fall out... Its easier to keep things hidden from the visiting relatives and neighbors by just shoving it closets and slamming that door shut, though. No one can say they aren't guilty of this at some point in their lives.

Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

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Title Comments
from an angels view 19
searching the darkness 10
a letter from santa 14
thanksgiving (acrostic) 12
the depth of... 11
ive wished 7
absentee 12
this is... 13
a journey into the dark 7
the cold of november 14
your voice 12
the yin to the yang 14
twisted 9
autumn 14
i think it happened again 11
luna~tic 19
the darkness 13
a blinding eclipse 16
the universe... 18
the wind of sorrow 14
my sorrow weeps 16
where but the dark... 12
immortal kiss 47
in a darkened room 17
our mother 7
within these flames 12
nocturnal (acrostic) classic rock 7
behind wrought iron bars 25
what i write (part 2) 8
today 17
the world in grey 6
the reality of... 5
in the shadow of a mountain 6
nothing will ever be the same 10
of cemetary dreams (and nightmare scapes) 12
next to a bed... 18
but... 15
at a funeral 12
seventeen (acrostic) 11
the fortunate one(s) 7
what did i do... 24
ashes to dust 45
dancing in the moonlight 14
disempowering the pain 14
the butterfly 10
what i write 14
sorry (i killed the after glow) 11
the humidity rises (an erotic tale) 9
pieces of light 8
the sad pumpkin &... 9
my face 12
for a long time... 14
(an explination of) distractions 6
tell me... 6
the charelston cookie tin 9
silent self destruction 8
exposed 13
the means of the day (a true valentines poem) 2
a poem about nothing... 8
blood bleeds black 7
dissecting myself 3
i will be just fine 3
the stacking of bricks 3
the complexities of depression... 4
spirits & ghosts 3
**random chaos** 2
bloodlust 3
...somethings missing... 2
15 years... 3
beauty sleeps entombed (parts 1 & 2) 3
**untitled** 2
the overstuffed closet 3
the candy dish 2
anxiety speaks 2
**untitled** 2
myself and the light 6
the fog 2
fire and tears 3
cerebral meltdown 3
sometimes i wish... 1
drawing strength from a starr... 2
**untitled** 1
the flower garden 3
nature... 1
reaching out 2
the dark and the light... 1
the insistent demon 2
sorry... 3
forgive me lover... (parts 1 & 2) 2
im so sorry... 3
**no title... just random thoughts** 1
to eternity... 2
winter wind whips... 1
tired 2
lucid dream 1
the rains came... 2
the mourning light 1
another jagged pill 1
i just cant... 1
burning within 4
inside of me 1
projected pain 1
the night... the dakness & the truth? 1
panic 2
the mourning fog 1
when the fires burn 1
through the night 1
shadow casts 0
a mournful rain 1
i cant protect me 2
my comfort place 0
an echo shifts 1
the monster 2
welcome to my life 0
the past is alive... 1
... 1
standing on the edge 2
my smile... 1
anxiety 2
my reality 0
another view... 0
untitled... 0
jagged pill 2
in the dark 1
what to do 1
how can i... 1
life... 3
a crust of pain 1
keeping me weak... 2
my dark world 3
another night of wondering 2
in the attic 4
i hold most dear 2
the me inside of me 2
another day 1
dreamed in a dream 2
a year in the life (dealing with death) 1
i look... 1
where my secrets are kept 1
a mouthful of words 2
i will not fear (when my eyes are blind) 2
i am aware (i'm already dead) 7
standing in the silence of my own shadow... 3
a blinding dark 1
growing pain 3
the longest of nights 5
... 7