Don’t Turn the Knob
By: Hannah Gibbons
I am a doormat.
I get walked on everyday.
When I get vacuumed,
I just get stomped on again.
But when it comes to my family
I become a door.
No one will pass me.
When they turn the knob, it locks.
They will start to know their limits
And I will not let them pass.
But when it comes to my faith
I become a dishwasher.
You may put your dirty dishes in me
But I will become clean once again.
The cycle goes on and on and on,
Until I stop it.
I become clean and give you another chance.
I am these things because I am fearful of people not liking me.
I am no longer your doormat.
I don’t get stomped on, anymore.
I am no longer a door.
There is no knob for you to turn, I won’t let you.
I am no longer a dishwasher.
I used the garbage disposal to get rid of your dirt.
I am no longer a slave to fear
I AM a child of God.