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Poem: Putting Up Guards

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Poem Summary

Putting up guards is a poem about guarding one's heart. Love can hurt. In this one her heart is shattered & she puts up guards to protect herself from experiencing any more pain. Her dreams become nightmares of the past and she fears reaching out for her destiny. She failed to protect her heart.

"Guard Your Heart" by 1GN


"Putting Up Guards"

Shattered splinters
pierce the center of her heart,
trust disappearing from within.

She puts up guards
like a stone wall,
to stop herself from enjoying
the love she wants.

Afraid to touch
the blueprint of her destiny,
her dreams becoming nightmares
of the past.


He who trusts in himself is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom is kept safe.

— Proverbs 28:26

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