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Poem: Letting the Walls Down

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Poem Summary

Letting the walls down is a poem about a woman protecting her heart by building walls. Living her life in a dream world not wanting to feel despair. When he crosses her path she wants to take a chance. She lets the walls crumble putting her love on the line hoping he finds her this time.

"Ready To Take A Chance Again" by Barry Manilow


Letting The Walls Down

She lives her life hidden
like a snail beneath a rock,
hoping to find shelter
in her own little world.

Refusing to partake
in a world of fake people
who bring heartache and pain,
leaving her lost in despair.

But when he crosses her path
speaking words of love,
he fascinates her soul
making her want to feel alive,
willing to take a chance.

She feels the walls
crumbling away from her heart,
no longer playing it safe
she puts herself on the line
hoping he finds her in time.


If you want to be seen, you have to put yourself out there - it's that simple.

— Karin Fossum (

"Ready To Love Again" by Lady Antebellum


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