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If Her Walls Could Talk

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If Her Walls Could Talk

Tortured heart falls in pieces to the floor of a broken home. Fear hides; the hollow chest caves like walls in wake of terror. Doors slam; screams lunge, strangled in silence. Swallow the pill of deceit 'til numbness follows. Black and blue fades to purple behind dark glasses. Paisley wallpaper cloaks shame, marks of frailty, an attempt at occlusion. Her natal star gleams; she knows not her arc of strength. If walls could expose seclusion... If only she escaped, lifted the veil; if only her walls could help and not jail. If only the fear would die at first dawn; if only the walls were friends to lean on. written September 10, 2012 for If These Walls Could Talk contest *dizain rhyme scheme ending in two couplets.

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  1. Date: 6/11/2015 10:33:00 PM
    Rhonda.. Heartfelt and well written winner!!

  1. Date: 6/10/2015 4:14:00 PM
    A touching and sad piece of life Rhonda congrats on the placement today with it..'

  1. Date: 6/9/2015 11:46:00 AM
    Rhonda. Congratulations on your awesome win. HUGS **SKAT**

  1. Date: 6/9/2015 8:41:00 AM
    A sad but brilliant poem. Congrats on your win my friend. A7

  1. Date: 6/9/2015 5:07:00 AM
    such a sad powerful write - congrats on your win Rhonda:-) Hugs Jan xx

  1. Date: 6/8/2015 10:37:00 PM
    Man this is awesome! Great work RJS. Loved it. Congrats

  1. Date: 6/8/2015 9:25:00 PM
    A powerful write, Rhonda! Heartbreaking. Congrats on your win! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 6/8/2015 5:36:00 PM
    terrible Rhonda very expressive and touching pen congrats on 3rd place hugs

  1. Date: 9/20/2012 12:14:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win Rhonda. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/20/2012 5:55:00 AM
    Very sad, well described. Congratulations on your win. Lee

  1. Date: 9/19/2012 1:27:00 AM
    Congrats on a great win in Susan's contest with your wonderful entry! lovely work Rhonda.

  1. Date: 9/18/2012 3:24:00 PM
    Congrats on your winning work..Sara

  1. Date: 9/18/2012 12:26:00 PM
    Incredible write Rhonda! Congrats on your win. Hugs

  1. Date: 9/18/2012 9:24:00 AM
    So sad but well told. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 9/18/2012 7:58:00 AM

  1. Date: 9/18/2012 6:00:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Rhonda. awesome poem :) cheers!!

  1. Date: 9/17/2012 7:48:00 PM
    This is real wonderful penning! i love it. Congratulations on you win my friend!

  1. Date: 9/17/2012 6:09:00 PM
    Nice use of form and you projected the feeling of being trapped very well! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 9/17/2012 6:00:00 PM
    A maswter piece for sure Rhonda...congrats on your win! One love. Joy Wells

  1. Date: 9/17/2012 12:11:00 PM
    superbly penned tugging at the heartstrings, rhonda... congrats on your award!..:) hugggs