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Stone by Stone

I have a wall you cannot see
Because it's deep inside of me.
It blocks my heart on every side.
And helps emotions there to hide.
You can't reach in,
You can't reach out,
You wonder what it's all about.

The wall I built that you can't see
Results from insecurity.
Each time my tender heart was hurt
The scars grew worse and worse.
So stone by stone,
I built a wall,
That's so thick it will not fall.

Please understand that it's not you-
Continue trying to break through.
I want so much to show myself
And love from you will really help.
So bit by bit,
Chip at my wall,
Till stone by stone it starts to fall.

I know the process will be slow-
It's never easy to let go.
Of hurts and failures long ingrained,
Upon one's heart from years of pain.
I'm so afraid,
To let you in,
I know I might get hurt again.

I try so hard to break the wall,
But seem to get nowhere at all.
For stone upon each stone I've stacked,
And left between them not a crack.
The only way,
To make it fall,
Is imperfections in the wall.

I did the best I could to build
A perfect wall, but there are still
A few small flaws, which are key
Please use each flaw,
To use a crack,
To knock a stone off the stack.

For just as stone by stone was laid,
With every hurt and every pain.
So stone by stone the wall will break,
As love replaces everyone.
Please be the one,
Who shares enough,
To find the flaws, no matter what.

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  1. Date: 10/29/2012 10:40:00 AM
    Bryanna, you have really penned this piece of art. The flow is fantastic and it speaks to me..beautiful, beautiful, and beautiful!!!

    Williams Avatar Bryanna Williams
    Date: 10/29/2012 10:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Pace!! :) Bryanna
  1. Date: 10/28/2012 8:16:00 AM
    Wow, well done. Excellent poem. As I was reading your poem I thought back to a poem by C.S. Lewis. I think the title was "As the ruin falls" or "The ruin falls". Great job Bryanna

    Williams Avatar Bryanna Williams
    Date: 10/28/2012 11:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I just read "As the Ruin Falls" by C.S. Lewis. I'm excited that you would think of his poem while reading mine! You have no idea what telling me this means to me. Thank you! xoxoxo Bryanna