Oops! No, no not that door
Just stay away from it.
Whatever you do, do not open it!
Paint it bright red for danger.
Put a wet paint sign on it.
Stay away from it
do not even think of going there.
Get your curios mind off of it.
Get busy on a rewarding task,
have a snack, drink a beer,
Think of something else.
Take a walk
or nap the afternoon away
write a letter to an old friend,
but do not let your curiosity miss a danger.
But do not wonder about
what is behind that door.
I can tell you that
behind that door are
your private horrors.
For behind that door is the dark Room of Doom.
Think a minute of all the dumb mean things
you have done in your life.
In the Doom Room there is a video booth showing
each of these numerous things
to again humiliate your stupidity.
The videos play over and over
to be sure nothing is left out.
The wall is lined with shelf after shelf of heads
of people you have hurt and betrayed.
A green capped clerk works on the books
of your foolish spending
and wasteful ways.
There is the truth plaza
where each who has known you
announces loudly what they really think of you.
Stay away from the door of the doom room
people do not return from there
with a smile on their face,
Nor does the smile return with dawn
or a stiff drink.
The Doom Room is your own private hell
and it can make a believer of
haunting memories in no time at all
February 17, 2014