The Wall Around My Heart This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

May 13, 2009
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I built it. I built it of wood,
Of excuses, of lies, of oh why's and of I'm too shy's.

I built it. I built it of bricks, of stones of hate, of it's too late's
Of they're not my friends, of plain toothless grins.

I built it. It took so long. I labored for love of the cause;
I labored for fear it would fall – but it still did.

They knocked, they banged, and they ­hammered away.
They rammed, they wrecked – all night and all day.

Then the wall fell. The one I worked so hard to build.
And when they knocked it down, they left a long, well-worn path through my heart.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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silent_reader said...
Jul. 24, 2010 at 9:25 pm
one of my favorites!
Katara G. said...
Jul. 20, 2010 at 8:34 pm
this one of my favs yo (:
-daydreamer- said...
Jun. 25, 2010 at 1:17 pm
I really liked this. I like the imagery you used and just the way you wrote it, it's great!
Whisperer said...
Apr. 8, 2010 at 9:57 pm

this is really deep. i love the imagery that comes with it as well. wonderful work :)

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ariwrites94 said...
Nov. 19, 2009 at 8:44 am
wonderful poem! you are a talented writer!!! keep up the jaw-dropping work :) oh yeah if you have time could you maybe read, comment, and rate my poem called "Sensitive Am I?" Thanx. :)
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