Jenny Knipfer–Author

Writing to inspire, encourage, and enjoy

I wrote this poem years ago when I felt separated by my own inhibitions from the world I lived in. I struggled to try to see past what kept me secluded. This poem was an honest attempt to describe my thoughts.

Maybe you’ve found yourself in the same place at one time or another. Perhaps you wondered just how well you fit into the world around you. I’m here to tell you to be brave. Open whatever door maybe restraining and live to the fullest. Aim for something you’ve always wanted to do. Check off a bucket list item. Try a new hobby. Join that group. Write the story. You can do it! Live past what holds you down.



Screen Door Life

I see

      Through the screen door

A world separate 

But still breathing

      The same air

      The same scent

I feel

       The wind upon my thoughts

Bringing rain

Drops of water

Filling the small checked squares

Like a million tiny windows


A door

         Framing a place

        I can see


                           And sense

But not fully experience

A screen door life

                      Looking through things

                     Instead of being in them

Take courage

                  Swing the door open

                  Step through

And live

5 thoughts on “A Screen Door Life

  1. -Eugenia says:

    You have made the screen door come alive visually and mentally. Brilliant piece!

    1. Thank you, Eugenia. I am glad my words were able to form a visual. That’s every writer’s goal.

      1. -Eugenia says:

        You’re welcome, Jenny!

  2. toobehuman says:

    That’s a lovely poem I really felt it

    1. Thank you. It was so very real to me at the time. I’m glad its evident in my words.

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