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The Wall

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The Wall

So many years living within, the "shelter" a self imposed safe place.
My dreams, my aspirations, on the outside just beyond my grasp.
Trying so hard to honor expectations. Living while internally dying...

                                     I built a wall

I couldn't understand my unhappiness, on the outside I wore a smile.
Discontent became the shadow that covered each step I made.
I didn't recognize this person, revaluation came with understanding...

                                 A crack in the wall

The change came slowly because I just didn't realize that,
everything I thought I needed, was killing me inside.
A meltdown left me shaken. I prayed to God for inner strength...

                          The wall began to crumble

The pride that had sustained me, I had to throw out the door.
The years of doubt and indecision have been replaced by free will.
A door has been opened and on the other side I find, myself...

                            The wall is coming down

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  1. Date: 10/1/2009 7:34:00 PM
    are walls really built to to keep out the unwanted or not letting out our inner beauty? awesome poem thank adding to my favs.............kate

  1. Date: 9/18/2009 11:36:00 AM
    all in all the mortar could never hold the bricks together for so long. quite a discovery to make that you free will, the question is what do you when the wall has fully vanished? would you have any boundaries to define you anymore? very inspiring write. I can relate myself.

  1. Date: 9/17/2009 9:44:00 PM
    Karla, this is a wonderful testimony of how a life can be changed! Very well written...and, by the way, I TOTALLY understand the concept of walls. This poem is especially meaningful to me, so I thank you for posting it. Blessings, Donna P.S. Check your Soup Mail!

  1. Date: 9/17/2009 7:00:00 PM
    I,am assuming this is bio. Such a courages jouney Karla, A soulish journey, it would seem. Very touching, the way you described. These are journeys that have to be taken alone, with God's love to see you through because it is the individual's journey. Very courages and full of conviction you have shown here. God bless, Sincerely Moses

  1. Date: 9/17/2009 5:26:00 AM
    ~~~Bravo~~~ You did it Karla. Outstanding write. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/16/2009 7:13:00 PM
    Very inspirational, Karla! Lots of people build walls around themselves for protection, but in the process they keep out the good as well as the bad. I'm glad you were able to watch the wall crumble and start opening up again. It takes courage and conviction, but you did it. This is an awesome, uplifting write. Many of us can relate to it. There have been lots of walls built around people. Thank God, you're came down through your own efforts. Excellent write! Love, Carolyn