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I bruise easily

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I bruise easily

Don’t get too close
I might shut you out, 
don’t talk bout love
I might add more bricks 
to the chamber that shields my heart, 

The fragile foundations 
of my ability to love without fear
can crumble at any moment
the warning sign says fragile heart 
protected at all costs, 

I don’t love easy,
for fear of being hurt, 
to unravel the minutiae of my heart 
you might leave me exposed, 
remember that I bruise easily, 

So be gentle with me, 
be gentle with this heart of mine …

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  1. Date: 8/13/2010 9:05:00 PM
    great title for this great poem. Are you a water sign? I am reading all sorts of things into people's poetry since I did that poem of mine on the elemens of the Zodiac. haha. SEe ya later, Alligator!

  1. Date: 8/13/2010 1:55:00 PM
    good write and truth tells no lies

  1. Date: 8/13/2010 4:24:00 AM
    No heart should get bruised, but they do Wilma. Sensitive piece >> James

  1. Date: 8/12/2010 6:00:00 PM
    How sweet but cautious. Lovely reading this today. Have a great day! Scarlett

  1. Date: 8/12/2010 2:49:00 PM
    Great feeling shared here love... I can feel the passion and caution... always Michael

  1. Date: 8/12/2010 9:54:00 AM
    Nice work! You describe a sensitive person quite well in this poem. Peace & Blessings Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 8/12/2010 8:13:00 AM
    Nice!!!! Jimmy

  1. Date: 8/12/2010 7:44:00 AM
    good one, much enjoyed

  1. Date: 8/12/2010 7:31:00 AM
    warning signs!! I say nothing ventured nothing gained...

  1. Date: 8/12/2010 5:55:00 AM
    I love the softness of this. It has a great, look at the fear of falling in love again after a broken heart. The sound of wanting love again, without the acceptance of reality of the possibility of a broken heart. I enjoyed reading this. Good flow, too

  1. Date: 8/12/2010 3:40:00 AM
    bruises...the battle scars of the it lifts the spirit,to the higher heights,where fruit is untouched by lower hands...peace , jay

  1. Date: 8/12/2010 3:01:00 AM
    Hard not to protect the heart when past relationships have hurt and made us fragile. Nice write.