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.