Your Wall

poetry

You are gone,

Yet still right here,

Lost in thought,

Lost to your fear,

I try to speak

My words just fall

They cannot breach

Your wall.

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Have I failed

In love somehow?

I’ve given up

Afraid to tell.

You don’t need me

Why stay at all?

I cannot breach

Your wall.

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Is it wrong

To say I’m done?

Seems my help

Has reached no one.

But if you want me

After all

I will stand by

Your wall.

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You tell me

From your barricade,

“I need no hero,”

Is what you say.

“Just hold my hand

Till this storm is calm

Leave me inside

My wall.”

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At your gate

I hold to hope

That some day

You’ll let down your rope.

I’ll see that smile

I still recall,

And we’ll tear down

Your wall.

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I recently put this poem to music. Check it out here.

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