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Layers Of Bricks

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Layers Of Bricks

Most go into a relationship protecting and guarding their heart
I do the opposite, mine is open wide right from the start
Others have built bricks around theirs, that have to be torn down
I slowly put up a layer each time a hurt makes me frown

With each rejection, disappointment, another layer gets laid
It's beyond my control, swish, swish goes the spade
Unkind words, untruths, the layer of bricks climb higher     
Until my heart is safely buried away from the crossfire 

Now protected by the bricks, I become emotionally detached
Only now able to see why we were inevitably mismatched
People love in different ways and have different needs
Next time I'll find a matching heart, before I plant my seeds

In time, the bricks surrounding my heart will turn to clay
Then dissolve into dust, for I'm too optimistic to live in dismay
The dust will be eventually blown away by someone with a open heart
And thus be the reason why every other relationship has fallen apart

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  1. Date: 9/13/2013 11:32:00 PM

    Reading this...i see myself...they say ...FORGIVE...i try...i do...but for some reason...a change come over you...i think there is someone...who you can always forgive...without that change appearing...So I guess there's hope still. You wrote this... FLAWLESSLY... love your creativity.

  1. Date: 8/23/2013 6:52:00 AM

    Lay those bricks under your feet instead...give ya something solid to stand on...:) I really like this poem, Cecilia. I enjoy these kind of metaphors and you used it very well.

  1. Date: 7/10/2013 4:52:00 PM

    attraction can change with the beat of the heart, when what we imagined was wrong from the start....but we play... great poetry babe...

  1. Date: 6/19/2013 6:25:00 AM

    Cecilia; I likwe this very much. People do try to protect their hearts all kind of ways. Me - I locked mine under a thousand keys so no one could ever hurt it again. I even wrote a poem about that, but don't know what I did with it. thanks for sharing...... Lucilla

  1. Date: 6/18/2013 5:21:00 PM

    Ho-ho! You are really putting it out there! Another fine write. :o)

  1. Date: 6/18/2013 6:01:00 AM

    Cecilia you're breaking my heart You're shaking my confidence daily Lol beautiful writing from a beautiful lady :)

  1. Date: 6/16/2013 6:58:00 PM

    This is very creative using the bricks around the heart. A great poem on the ups and downs of the heart and love. Nice work :)

  1. Date: 6/13/2013 12:19:00 AM

    Oh Cecilia...we are SO on the same page! :) Yes...I do the same. Sometimes I revert to numbing myself, other times I say...what the heck! This is me and I let it all show! Wonderful poem, and to my favs it goes! Hugs!

  1. Date: 6/12/2013 7:14:00 PM

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  1. Date: 6/9/2013 9:58:00 PM

    Very nice poem.

  1. Date: 6/9/2013 2:57:00 PM

    Hi Cecilia, I love this poem it grabbed my attention from start to finish. Nice experiment with words, besides there is some truth in this piece.Well done.

  1. Date: 6/9/2013 12:33:00 AM

    Seems like sound advice! This was very well put together and you carried out he metaphor superbly. Nice to see you posting something new :)

  1. Date: 6/8/2013 5:57:00 PM

    What a treat to read a new poem from you. This is very emotional and well expressed. I hope romance and love are once again a welcome and considerate guest. You deserve to be with someone who appreciates your amazing heart. Hugs Rick

  1. Date: 6/8/2013 5:35:00 PM

    that was a good read

  1. Date: 6/8/2013 3:42:00 PM

    this is truly amazing poetry, and one i can openly relate to

  1. Date: 6/7/2013 5:01:00 PM

    Now what am I supposed to say about this poem? It's too well written. The thing I like about it the most is how truthful it is.... too many people go into relationships without open hearts. past relationships keep them on their guard.

  1. Date: 6/7/2013 4:12:00 PM

    Simply beautiful poetry, Cecilia. I like, very much. Licia :-)

  1. Date: 6/7/2013 9:52:00 AM

    It is true. Living with people is not always a positive experience and layers of bricks are necessary to defend our mental health. However, with this poetry you open again your heart to a sincere relation. I lke this optimistic view

  1. Date: 6/7/2013 2:34:00 AM

    - Cecilia ..... beautifully written, touching. - Wish you all the best. - Have a superb weekend. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 6/7/2013 12:12:00 AM

    what an excellent finish you put on this one. It started out sad but ended so hopeful. Very good attitude to have, my friend!!

  1. Date: 6/6/2013 10:49:00 PM

    It's risky to wear the heart on a sleeve. But, it's a risk worth taking to weed out the insignificant. Excellent lines!