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Poem: Dodging Love

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Poem Summary

Dodging love is a poem about how one protects his heart by building walls. No longer able to feel love, he forgoes it to smile. Enjoying pleasure filled with empty thoughts wanting to feel anything once again.

"It's All Coming Back To Me Now" by Celine Dion


Dodging Love

Endless tears
no longer drop,
brick walls protect a scarred heart,
silent words remain unspoken
drifting away with each tick of the clock.

Lost in a sea of loneliness
captured by his touch,
basking in this moment
enjoying endless pleasure
filled with empty thoughts.

Forgoing love
to smile once again,
to feel anything
to loosen the grasp
of the four walls
closing in.

The women with the highest walls, have the deepest love.

— r.h. Sin

"Goodbye To Love" by The Carpenters



BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 07, 2021:


Thank you for sharing the words to this wonderful Urdu song.

It's meaning is quite similar to my poem.

Sending smiles...

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Poets on July 07, 2021:

Your poem reminds me of an Urdu song. I'll quote a few lines in English translation here.

Every person is holding rocks in their hands

His heart must have suffered in love,

for whomever has decorated the name of love (fallen in love),

After felling in love with you, the world is making fun and watching me,

laugh and drink even the bitter days of life

Nature has put some pleasure even in the midst of sorrows and pain.

Thank you for sharing, Bredz.

Blessings always

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 06, 2021:

Those who build walls...carry the deepest love

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 30, 2021:

Brick walls

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 07, 2021:


Thank you for your kind words.

This one was written before and I have recently updated it.

Feelings touch the inner part of my soul though.

Take care my friend.

manatita44 from london on January 07, 2021:

'Endless tears no longer drop .... lost in a sea of loneliness ... there's also a crucible of fire all around us. Not easy! Hang on in there, my Dear. A solemn, poignant and meaningful poem. Stay blessed with hope alive. Peace.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 06, 2021:


Is this the one you wanted to read?

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 18, 2019:

Lorna, thank you for reading this one.

Lorna Lamon on October 18, 2019:

You can feel the need to protect the bruised soul in this poignant poem.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 17, 2019:

Thank you, Cheryl.

I appreciate you reading my work.

Cheryl E Preston from Roanoke on October 17, 2019:

Very interesting poem. Love is complicated . Thanks for sharing.

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