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mrs babyisblue
07-21-2009, 07:23 AM
I went through each day hiding behind the wall that I trusted would protect me.
But in reality it kept out as much as it kept me in.

For so long I wondered how
I could take it down and set myself free.
But all I could do was dream of what existed on the other side.

I didnít know if time and patience would see it come down
or if I could ever return to the naivete of my childhood.
The pure ability to give and receive love
without the remembrance of all lifes experiences
or of all the reasons that I had to put each stone in its place.

As each year passed I sat back and allowed my wall to grow higher;
to the point where even I struggled to scale its height.

I stepped on the backs of those who loved me
and was boosted by the hands of those who stood near.
And although I got closer it remained out of reach.

So, I rested and sat with my back against my wall.
And as a result of my surrender a stone came down.
All I could do was laugh at the irony of it all.

Stone in hand I started to dig out of sheer frustration
and then I watched as my wall started to crumble.
It had never occurred to me to destroy the foundation that it rested upon.

I found a shovel and I started to dig
and with the sharpest point I went straight to its source.
With each layer that I penetrated
came down another from the top.

In a short time I had destroyed what had taken years to construct.
I was exhausted and sweat came out of my every pore.

But as its height reached eye level
I could finally see and feel
all that existed on the other side.

Shovel in hand I stood there
and I smiled as tears of joy streamed down.
All this time I had the means
and with my own hands my wall was taken down....

niteowluk2003
07-21-2009, 07:42 AM
very good thanks

Brigit Astar
07-21-2009, 08:31 AM
thank you for this

jaguar
07-21-2009, 08:58 AM
Wow! Mrs. B, you've out-done yourself!

mrs babyisblue
07-22-2009, 04:11 AM
thankyou :)