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Our Walls
Author: Dennis

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A terrible, yet awesome thing,-
Our walls.
We build them with bricks of hurt,-
Our walls.
We hide from the pain within
Our walls.
We fool ourselves to believe we are safe inside
Our walls.
We take false comfort in the strength of
Our walls.
We look out at life from the confines of
Our walls.
We revel in the numbness within
Our walls.
We will not be harmed again, inside
Our walls.
When life and love try to intrude,
We escape behind
Our walls.
Sometimes we venture outside of
Our walls
Only to retreat again to that prison we have made.
Behind our walls.

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Comments on this poem/writing:

Zach (66.24.112.118) -- Monday, July 23 2007, 04:35 am

I like that.

Uncle Dennis - I LOVE this poem!! I feel that what you're saying with this poem is that we make these walls to protect ourselves, or to protect others from what is inside our walls... this is SO beautiful!
shiloh (66.24.112.118) -- Monday, July 23 2007, 09:20 pm

....

"bricks of hurt..." quite a visual, there. actually, it's an extremely powerful visual... i'm jealous.
JroP (74.69.179.5) -- Sunday, August 2 2009, 04:36 pm

Very Relatable

I know the feeling and this paints the picture beautifully.
 
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