I came upon a wall across a path that I traversed
Without a route around it I cried foul with mighty curse!
I soon however noticed a door fixed on this divide
It wouldn't budge even when shoved no matter what I tried
To reach my destination I must find a thoroughfare
Or open this partition using anything I dare
I searched my person, hereabouts or down on nearby ground
A length of rope should give me hope, alas none could be found
A dram might help assuage my fears, or if I sprouted wings
Some compound or a bunch of tools, if I could source such things
In total half a dozen ways to pass sprang to my mind
Though this moment (I could lament) Fate hasn't been so kind
With doorway stuck by such warped wood; alone, I'm at a loss
A shout to find assistance could give me a chance to cross
I heard a disembodied voice; gatekeeper could this be?
Another soul could help this hole permit entry to me
Their support would be welcomed if my plight I could evince
A single of five schemes could have this stranger soon convinced
Outright I calculated eleven ways to advance
To make my choice will cause rejoice! This wall shall watch me dance
These answers have in common what will seem so obvious
To anyone that detects what is missing from this verse
My question then becomes: what options have I thought to try?