A Fortress I Built

Twelve years I'd spent constructing my wall
Each year it grew wider as it grew tall
I built myself a fortress a safe haven so to speak
Never again to be left unprotected or proven weak
Built with layers and layers of stone cold rock
Only one key to which only I could unlock
I built myself inside walls of thick stone
To stop the hurt and disrespect I was shown
A weakness was found in my carefully built wall
Breaking through my fortress, be it climb or crawl
Once in did he realize, just where he had come to
Nobody knew of this fort built strong and true
Why break into my fort, I needed to know why
He had no answer , he had not one reply
Was it on purpose , accident, or no reason
Was he hot or cold , the weather or season
What purpose did he have ,he didn't give one
I had no treasure for him to steal just my heart
The reason I built these walls ,which I won't depart

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




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Date: 10/29/2017 7:22:00 PM
You wrote this out of pain. It is a weird sensation when someone sneaks into our heart when we weren't looking. This is a true poem and i wonderfand if it had a happy ending even if you didn't intend it.
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Brenda Chiri
Date: 10/29/2017 7:45:00 PM
James as is the story of my life there is has no happy endings but i still hope and still wait for those that have no intent, happen into my life and steal the only thing i hold onto dearly, as to not be dropped or broken even if by accident being my heart! Things that are broken over and over tend to be harder to repair and pieces are lost and bonds weaken that are already there holding or trying to keep what cannot be replced together! So as i will never look for that happinees it still sneaks in occationally (SMILE) and i try to hold back but sometimes the tease is greater then the will to protect and i find myself lost hoping that the cliff if i must fall off it is but a short distance to the ground!
Date: 7/16/2017 12:23:00 PM
We build wall after we have been betrayed, but someone always comes and destroy them.. But, it is always difficult to trust again.. Well written Brenda.
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Brenda Chiri
Date: 7/16/2017 5:31:00 PM
Thank you! Its been awhile since I've last heard from you,good to hear from you again! Yea no matter how high or thick you build them someone always finds the weakest spot in the fortress and sneaks in for a surprise attack and ends up messing everything you built it for ends up for naught! Lol! Thanks again!