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Below is the poem entitled Why which was written by poet Emma Mantle. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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I know I can be warm hearted,
I have the potential to be.
So why do I keep things guarded
and under lock and key?

Why do I hope that someone else
can my heart with keys unlock,
when i'm the one that built these walls
like a prison made from rock?

Why do I fear to let me out
and expose a hidden heart?
I guess I have potential
it's just knowing how to start.

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  1. Date: 4/7/2011 5:56:00 AM
    seems like I tend to think along the same lines myself-- very thoughtful lines you have here, Emma...where to start is the big question I think... thanks for sharing :)

  1. Date: 3/19/2011 4:51:00 PM
    Very determined and powerful expressions, Emma

  1. Date: 3/19/2011 4:31:00 PM
    Emma I believe anyone who has ever been truly in love and has been hurt understands this poem whole heartedly. I love it made me feel like I wasn't alone in the battle of love. always 7up