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Rooms & Signs

If you are dead
how are you able to knock on my daylight mind?
why do you glide through all of my rooms?
knowing I am always in the same room
seated on the same chair
are you trying to show me something?
do you want me to move?

I am frightened of the signs
pinned to uneven doors
I am terrified of the unknown
behind even doors with no signs

Signs of regret
Signs of pain
Signs of darkness
Signs of loneliness

Missing signs

If you are alive
why did I forsake you
to float inside my mind?
what happened to us?
if I promise to visit the even rooms
in search of courage
believing I shall find it

Will you then meet me in the room of pain?
Will you hold my hand as we walk through the doorway to regret?
Will you be my eyes as I come to terms with the room of darkness?
Will you accept my love and apology as I carry you over the threshold of loneliness?

I know you are dead
I know you are alive
I know you are me

I am ready to open all the doors
Are you?

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Her artistry and beauty never fails….


  • Paul Louis Villani
    Paul Louis Vil...over 5 years ago

    Go ahead Lisa and open those doors, lead the way and because of your light others will naturally follow! :D

  • You are always so very kind :))) Thank you PLV X

    – Lisa Jewell

  • TheWanderingBoo
    TheWanderingBooover 5 years ago

    beautiful, yet mournful…wonderful piece of writing

  • Thank you Simon…..

    This did not turn out as I thought it would… really was meant to be about courage and facing each aspect of the self and all we collect in this life.

    Go figure…LOL

    – Lisa Jewell

  • mimi yoon
    mimi yoonover 5 years ago

    i feel pain and regrets and loneliness… but the confusion and soul searching seem more dominant… unknown is always a scary thing to face, lisa…. you are timelessly beautiful… and i have come to believe that your soul is strong, and she holds so much spring blossoms and bird chirping and fluffy clouds over the lush rolling hills… it will take care of you… open all the doors…

    p.s. one more thing you are a genius… maestro of beautifully weaved thoughts… so so beautiful, lisa…


  • Oh Mimi,

    You say the most loving things… have wonderful gifts…not only your artistry, your ability to empower and boost another human. I thank you.

    I think this piece will be one I read to myself often…a reminder to own and face all the parts of me.


    – Lisa Jewell

  • TheWanderingBoo
    TheWanderingBooover 5 years ago

    Reading it again, I can completely understand where the writing is coming from…I actually appreciate what you are trying to say, it’s finding the courage to open the doors…

  • Thanks Simon……and yes it does take courage to open some doors….

    – Lisa Jewell

  • David A. Everitt (aka silverstrummer)
    David A. Everi...over 5 years ago

    This brings tears to my eyes such heartfelt feelings – Mimi has said it all – David :>))

  • awww hugs for you….

    Thank you David X

    – Lisa Jewell

  • AmandaWitt
    AmandaWittover 5 years ago

    Reminds me of searching for something as yet unknown, wondering if it will be behind what door, and whether any signs will be shown.

  • Indeed…….thank you for sharing your thoughts :))) X

    – Lisa Jewell

  • mimi yoon
    mimi yoonover 5 years ago

    delivery… : ) for you… and ;P … with hugs… xxx

  • I woke to smiles and hugs… lovely is that :)) XO hehe I’ll skip through the day now…;)

    – Lisa Jewell

  • MyheART
    MyheARTover 5 years ago

    It is such a struggle opening those doors…. This is so full of heart, emotion and so very well written.. I so can relate to this Lisa…hugs to you:)

  • Hi Robin,

    Indeed doors can be very scary but there has to come a time when they are opened…at least I think so. I can always close them if they cause me more damage than good.

    Thank you so much XXX

    – Lisa Jewell

  • A boy called Star
    A boy called Starover 5 years ago

    hmm…deep indeed.
    maybe you should maybe you shouldn’t
    in the end you’ll make the right decision


  • I’ve been accused of being deep ;) I’m also light too hehe…

    Thank you for the vote of confidence, that means a great deal to me.

    – Lisa Jewell

  • enno2009
    enno2009over 5 years ago

    _Dear Lisa, doors are always open and therefore I’m undertanding your pain…just give freedom to your mind and all your dreams come true…

  • Hi Enno,

    How lovely of you to say :))) Thank you very much….

    – Lisa Jewell

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