This started out as me thinking what goes on behind closed doors.

Which side are you on?

Through a thousand windows,
rooms, landscapes, people
I've seen them all in their finery
bedecked with life.

Oh yes, I've watched
the four walls,
seasons and bickering
unresolved, curtains closed.

You too can clean the panes
huff on glass
leaving your mark
on picture postcard existence.

Aah! It all goes on
goes by, unrelenting,
which side of the glass
are you on?

Poetry by shells
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Written on 2009-10-03 at 23:49

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Eli The PoetBay support member heart!
I worked as a furniture removalist a few years ago - when I wrote very little - and stepping into peoples' lives so intimately gave me a clear view of the varied ways of existence behind closed doors. Not to forget that moving house itself can be very traumatic which just added further to the intensity of the situations. Some images were lovely and peaceful, but some were very very sad. I had the thought of writing a book about these experiences and although I've shelved that idea, I think the time I spent being allowed into peoples' private spaces has made me more accepting of the mess that humans can get themselves in, and in someways reminds me of my own ability to become messed up. So I guess in a sense I'm on both sides. : ) Thanks for sharing this and for giving me something to think about.


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As we walk past all those houses, past net curtained windows , what goo's behind , we can but only guess and wonder ,who's side can we be on , when we do know what lays behind those curtains?

Well written , has me thinking , as you can plainly see , Shells.

Ken ( D Williams )

and turning inwards to find your poetic soul...I personally have experienced a great deal of all aspects, from all landscapes, I am happy whatever the view, as long as it is emotionally clear....

My old man was a window cleaner in his previous life! so was his wife. I too have seen it all. These days, I usually stay away from windows I don't like the look out of, or into. I'm flexible! lol

Great opening 'thinking doors' write.

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