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The Wall Around My Heart MAG

May 13, 2009
By Julia Quebedeaux BRONZE, New Orleans, Louisiana
Julia Quebedeaux BRONZE, New Orleans, Louisiana
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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.

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on Jul. 24 2010 at 9:25 pm
silent_reader BRONZE, Columbia, Maryland
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one of my favorites!

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on Jul. 20 2010 at 8:34 pm
katara grace, Fulton, Kentucky
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this one of my favs yo (:

on Jun. 25 2010 at 1:17 pm
-daydreamer- SILVER, Smyrna, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
"Carpe.... Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary." ---Robin Williams, "Dead Poets Society"

I really liked this. I like the imagery you used and just the way you wrote it, it's great!

on Apr. 8 2010 at 9:57 pm
Whisperer PLATINUM, O&#39Fallon, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
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No individual has any right to come into and out of this world without leaving distinct and legit reasons for having passed through.~Anonymous

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

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on Nov. 19 2009 at 8:44 am
ariwrites94 GOLD, Deltona, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet." ---Plato

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. :)