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Walls

 

 I’m blocked off

Surrounded by the solidity of brick walls 

Their sturdiness comforts me 

Their strength inspires me

 

I keep myself inside these walls 

No one holds me prisoner 

Except for my own fear and self doubt 

I am my own prisoner 

 

A select few chip away at these walls

The rest walk by without a second glance 

As though they don’t see the massive structure that blocks out my sun 

 

The few that see, work tirelessly

But it is like breaking diamonds

I built these walls to last 

To outlast those who are only around for a short time 

To keep out the pain that brought them about to begin with 

 

One was chipping away for a while

Making great progress

And I too was chipping away from the inside

But just before he broke though, he gave up

I screamed to him through the remaining brick, but he didn’t hear

He dropped his axe and walked away 

 

I cried as I laid in the rubble

wishing he hadn’t left

But he had, so I picked myself up from the dust, now soaked with my tears 

Molded it into bricks and built my wall back up 

 

But then there was you

There had always been a gap just the size of you 

A place where bricks would not stay in place 

They tumbled down each time I placed them back 

 

Could you see the gap?

You always stood right there, but never walked though. 

You stare at me as though you are watching a caged lion

There is no glass

No barrier

Not for you

 

Please come in 

Save me from myself 

Show me that you are who I want to believe you are 

 

The walls around my heart are solid, but they fall for you 

Won’t you please break them down and save me once and for all

Comments1

  • Night Owl

    Very visual-- Life is filled with breakthroughs... very good poem--Thank you for sharing such a personal struggle...one day that wall might just fall away...



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