Do Not Enter

June 23




Do Not Enter




Putting all the mess securely behind that door is no protection.  If the keys are changed will I be able to open it?  If the locks retumbled will I crack the combination?  Like a demon sealed within a womb emergence is inevitable either upon this mortal plain or cellularly encoded and reborn at a later date.  Prison is what holds captive the innocent, evil is always at liberty.  Walling off my parts and pieces severs limbs and destroys thinking.  Loads of cheesecloth is what I need; filter and refilter, catching all debris.  Putting the toxic things to better use and making myself free.







Respect experimentation





Arrested development was bad enough

The living death sentence it imposes

Is completely unacceptable

My childhood ran down the hill

Away from the mountain of confusion

Which is life in this society

My ability to mature was damaged

And what I learned to do was mutate

I could move laterally but never grow up.

I became the goose being grown for its liver

All the honk and squawk in the world

Couldn’t change my plight

I don’t have to understand how I was let out

Of the prison of addiction

As long as I don’t go back

I’ll never fear breaking out in handcuffs

Or getting locked in my crib.


About Sherrie Theriault

Sherrie Theriault, writer and outsider artist lives in northwest New Jersey where she writes villain-free fiction for children and young adults, creates coloring books for all ages, writes daily inspiration books for the recovery community and has other works of collected poetry; also adult fiction. Books available on include the following: Cala Mae The Deep Dark Day In The Congenial Chronicles The Holland’s Adventure Fill Me In Fill Me In, Too Filled In Sober on the Way to Sane More Sober on the Way to Sane Lines from My Life More Lines from My Life On-Liners to Live By My Sponsor Said… Elissa: Queen of Carthage Was Love Lost Order of Protection The Story Precedes the Question Can You See? What the Birdies Told Me about You What the Birdies Told Me about You Coloring book The Enchanting Dog Sherrie’s books are available at Blue Stockings, Manhattan, NY, The Clinton Book Shoppe, Clinton, New Jersey, Giovanni’s Room, Philadelphia, PA, Easy Does It in Long Beach, CA and The Latest Thing in Costa Mesa, Ca. You can find Sherrie’s art work at Hang-Ups Gallery in Allentown, PA or online at: Please feel free to contact her there if you have any questions.
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