Brick by brick

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

A feeling of locking oneself out while wishing the courage to embrace what's outside

I feel fear, I feel terror,

Brick by brick, I put up a wall

I feel unhappy, I feel mad,

Brick by brick, I build another wall

My heart churns, my soul burns in shame

Brick by brick, a thrid wall goes up, so no one can see

I don't want to feel anymore, and I want safety so

Brick by brick, the last wall goes up

Hidden behind the walls, where no one can see

No more trying to please, where I can just be me.

No more being judged, for all of my supposed sins

But I slowly find, as I sit there all alone

I couldn't even see, as I was putting up those walls

hat I no longer had a place to run, if ever they should fall

I no longer had a space to walk, to blow off steam

To stare at the sun and stars, a place where I can dream

The walls keep closing in, and I can barely breathe

I feel I'm suffocating, with no way for me to leave

People knock and ask if I'm okay as I cry

Those walls I could take down, but do  I even want to try

I stop hugging my knees and rise up from my seat

I face one of the wall, on the tiptoes of my feet

I grab one of those bricks, my breathe sharp like a knife

Can I start taking down the walls, and embrace this thing called life?

Submitted: December 03, 2012

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You've really succeeded in portraying how many people may feel.

Mon, December 3rd, 2012 5:49pm

Sultry Alice

Very good analogy about walls, hiding and depression. So true if we wall out everything we wall out life.

Well done.

Tue, December 4th, 2012 12:39am

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