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If Brick Walls Had Hearts...

Updated on March 29, 2015

What if


weren't really

as strong bricks

as bricks are?

Is there some way

they could fake it?

How much faith

can we really

put into our emotional walls?

How well can we protect our hearts,

when we’re only pretending

to be strong?

What if

after I had spent an entire month

telling myself and my friends

that we were done,

I saw a picture of you and

I got old feelings back?

That doesn’t negate how you broke my heart.

Am I a fool for wanting you back?

What if I weren't really made of bricks?

Should I lose my self respect?

What happens when you blink

and your mansion becomes a shack?

Damn, I thought I was bad.

What if

the bricks told me lies

just because

I wanted to guard my pride?

What if

I am truly weak inside?

What's gonna happen

when I realize

you can no longer

be in my life?

What if

I wake from false bliss?

What if…

What if

the memories I forced myself to forget,

pushed their way into my head

while I was dreaming?

Can I really control it?

Dreams have a way of numbing you

and showing you scenes knowing you can’t escape.

It makes me not want to sleep

cause I know seeing your face

while I’m susceptible,

is gonna mean

bad news for me.

What if

my heart goes against my mind?

What if

my soul knows it you’re all wrong,

but my conscience wants to give it

another try?

What if

I don't allow myself to see the good in anybody

because you’re always around to stop me?

What if

bricks weren’t really bricks?

What if

shelter lied about

what it really is?

What if

The walls decide to cave in

and break the building;

crushing every part of me?

Was I deceived to death,

thinking the structure

would protect me?

What if these weren’t hypothetical questions

and I am suffering from you

all over again?

What if

I don’t find myself in the end?


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      Ryem 5 years ago from Maryland

      Thank you so much. I'm so glad you like this 1!

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      Randi Benlulu 5 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      wow! Once again, amazing work. You ask the questions that I am thinking about! so many what ifs. Thank you, Ryem! Up and awesome! Sharing, too!

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      Ryem 5 years ago from Maryland

      Hi, billybuc thank you for all of the words of encouragement. I wrote this after 2 weeks of not being able to finish anything. It means a lot that you were able to find the poem likeable.

      Thank you, Faith for voting and sharing! I appreciate your compliments.

      Thanks for the words of wisdom, Philly!

      I've never heard that saying before Jan, but I like it. Thank you for sharing! : )

      Thank you, Mhatter for the appreciation. It's always nice to know you've stopped by. : )

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Exceptional writing and you know I love the form you used, very effective. Thank you

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      Janhorner 5 years ago

      What an incredible poem! Brilliant. It is that old saying 'don't let you heart, rule your head.' Well done and voted up,


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      Jose Velasquez 5 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      Some serious questions, and there is no clear answer. Most people will say leave the past in the past, but I believe no matter what decision you make, life will go on.

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Amazing poetry dear one!!! I am blown away by your great talent of painting the words here so cleverly as you have done. Really love this poem.

      Voted Way Up and sharing

      In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      You are a fine poet my friend, and you will only get better with time. Hopefully you will gain a following here on HP; you deserve one. I hope you are an active part of the community, commenting on other hubs; once an active part of the community you will gain the recognition you deserve. :)