Poem: Letting the Walls Down

Updated on December 9, 2019
Brenda Arledge profile image

I am a writer. I love to write. I feel words have a way of connecting people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.

"Ready To Take A Chance Again" by Barry Manilow


She lives her life hidden away
like a snail under a rock,
hoping to shelter herself
in her own little dream world.

Not wanting to partake
in a world full of fake people
that bring heartache and pain,
leaving her lost in despair.

He crosses her path
speaking words of love
making her want to take a chance,
he fascinates her soul
making her want to feel alive,
even if she must fall down.

She is no longer playing it safe,
the walls around her heart
are crumbling,
she is putting her love on the line
hoping he finds her this time.

"Ready To Love Again" by Lady Antebellum

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      • Brenda Arledge profile imageAUTHOR


        4 weeks ago from Washington Court House


        Me too!

        Thanks for your kind words.

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        Kari Poulsen 

        4 weeks ago from Ohio

        I look forward to the day I will let my walls down. This is a beautifully, hopeful poem

      • Brenda Arledge profile imageAUTHOR


        5 weeks ago from Washington Court House


        Thank you so much for reading my work.

        I am delighted to know this one paints a picture...thanks!

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        Jason Nicolosi 

        5 weeks ago from AZ

        You have painted a wonderful picture with words. When I read the poem it was like I could see it playing out in my mind. Great job.

      • Brenda Arledge profile imageAUTHOR


        5 weeks ago from Washington Court House


        Yeah...sometimes that is impossible.

        Thanks for reading.

      • manatita44 profile image


        5 weeks ago from london

        Beautiful piece. Guard the heart wisely. Ha ha.

      • Brenda Arledge profile imageAUTHOR


        5 weeks ago from Washington Court House


        I feel you are right!

        When you are falling in love it seems impossible to protect one's heart.

        Thank you for reading.

      • Brenda Arledge profile imageAUTHOR


        5 weeks ago from Washington Court House


        Thank you so much!

        I am glad this poem portrays the feeling of hope.

        I love Lady Antebellum too.

        Thanks for reading.

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        Crezyl Joy Villa Sabrido 

        5 weeks ago from Philippines

        I am protecting my heart too. But when my heart is in love, I can't control it no matter how much I try. This is a lovely poem!

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        Kathy Henderson 

        5 weeks ago from Pa


        Beautiful poem, truth, love is a leap of faith in all instances and this poem encourages hope in the leap. I also love Lady Antebellum, thanks for sharing.


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