Thursday, April 24, 2014

Brick by Brick

Today is Day 24 of National Poetry Month! I decided to follow NaPoWriMo's prompt for today: write a poem about walls, stones, bricks, etc. I decided to use bricks and walls figuratively in my poem.  

Brick by Brick
By Candace Shultz

Brick by brick,
I build a wall
around my crumbling heart.

Brick by brick,
I build it up tall
so you can't tear it apart.

Brick by brick,
I build this wall
Until you can't ever get in.

The stones you throw
may chip the brick,
but they'll never pierce my skin.

Then years from now,
when my heart has healed,
I will tear the wall down.

The bricks will tumble,
one by one.
A new person will be found.

Until then,
brick by brick,
I continue to build the wall.

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