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The Doors of Life


Doors that turn into windows (miracles!)

Doors that swing wide open (dance right in)

Doors bolted shut (pray with all your heart)

Doors that were never locked (just turn the knob)

Doors leading to other doors (an opportunity)

Doors that open to staircases (going up or down)

Doors that warn you (not your door)

Doors that greet you (welcome home!)

Originally from New York City but currently living in Toronto, Canada, CHANA PERMAN is a Jewish poet, mother and learning strategies instructor. She holds a Master’s Degree in special education, and has worked in that field for 25 years. Her cherished roles as mother, teacher and guidance consultant provide inspiration and material for her writing, both prose and poetry.

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