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Updated on June 18, 2013
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The life within her


By her walls

That were built

One by one

On top of the other


She didn't think

She needed


A pale cellophane

Came first

To cover up the

Deep pain

Second time around

Thicker bound

A membrane

Leaving no sound

Left her protected

A little more

Resistance from the pound

Increasing in depth

Every year

Becoming harder


With fear

The gates grew taller

So tall nobody could climb in


Her rose garden

Grew thorns

As sharp as swords

Her pure heart

Was stored within

Never to be touched

Pierced or broken



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      Caroline Marie 4 years ago

      Eric thank you so much for taking time out to comment and read my poetry. :)

      Poetic thank you for your thoughtful words and for reading. :)

      Frank thank you very much. I always appreciate your words. :)

      Michael thanks so much dear friend. :)

      XStatic thank you very much dear friend. :)

      Ruby thank you for your kind words dear friend. :)

      Mhatter thank you very much for reading and commenting. :)

      Gypsy thank you for your kind words dear friend. :)

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and beautiful. Loved this. Hearts are so vulnerable.

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for this insight. well put.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Beautiful and deeply emotional Caroline...Amazing write...

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      Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Walls of protection that seal in as much as they keep out, so well described !

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      cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      Caroline this is a great poem . love the way you describe the events as they build to the end . wow!

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      a very emotional pieve here caroline.. I loved it :)

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      Mike Pugh 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Such sadness of internal emotions, yes some of us go through a great deal of emotional stress, walls are thrown up blocking our inner visions from enjoying anything external to us, and especially the true love factor of self.

      Powerfully expressed poem here, and very well written as well. Thumbs up and thanks for sharing it with us carolinemd21.

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Wonderful. We normally look for walls that other people put up against us. Sad but true that most are built by ourselves. These are the folks we should seek out to love.