Monday, July 13, 2015

The Strange Blue Solitary Door--By Andrea Dietrich--United States

The Strange Blue Solitary Door

I stood before a door; it was ornate
and tempted me with ornamental gold.
A life of luxury should be my fate
were I to open it, but I’d been told
to ponder carefully what I would do.
I looked around and saw so many more -
doors big and small and doors of every hue!
I spied a strange blue solitary door
far off! It seemed to whisper, “Come to me.
I’m different, but behind me is the way
that leads you to a poet’s destiny.
Those other doors will lead you far astray!”
I’d longed for ease, but heard that strange door’s call,
and then I opened that door after all.

Andrea Dietrich grew up in Iowa and now resides in Utah with a spouse and two cats. She has two grown children and six grandchildren. Having graduated BYU with a Spanish major/ESL minor, she has spent most of her adult life teaching. It wasn't until 2000 that she began writing in earnest and discovering her "niche" as a writer of lyrical poetry. The internet opened up a new world for her, and she has spent nearly a decade now participating in poetry clubs, acting as a judge of poetry contests for various magazines and for the website Shadow Poetry.


  1. Wow Andrea! I have surely missed reading your illustrious poetry. I am very impressed with this write. You have enlightened me by the splendor of this awesome poem. You have written a magnificent piece here my friend, great work,


  2. I love the metaphorical journey your poem took me on Andrea. We don't always choose the easiest path but the one that is right for us. This is a wonderful poem to digest and ponder in looking at my own reflection in the door I have chosen to open. Love, Connie

  3. Not all that shines is made of gold! Choosing that blue door was the right decision...for you and for us! // paul

  4. Andrea,
    I very much enjoyed this. Sometimes we have to follow our hearts. It seems as if you opened the right door, because this was an excellent poem!
    Your new friend,
    David Fox

  5. thought provoking & thoughtful, my friend