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Poem: Secret Walls

I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.

"Wall 'Round Your Heart" by Mary Chapin Carpenter w/ Vince Gill and Kathy Mattea


Secret Walls

One enters this world
as an innocent child
with no problems,
growing up surrounded by laughter, sadness, comfort and joy,
learning a bit of heartache a little each day.

He journeys from one road
to the next with no assurance
where his path might lead,
a dead end filled with heartache,
or a crossing filled with love.

He learns to build walls
protecting his heart from harm,
as he travels this trail of life
with each passing day feeling more complicated,
as he runs into brick walls.

He finds comfort in these secret walls
sheltering himself from the outer limits of the world,
staying hidden in sturdy layers
with no chance to become lost.


Building walls around my heart saves me from toxic people,

Building walls around my heart

Saves me from getting betrayed,

Building walls around my heart

Saves me from getting hurt again and again.

— Jaya Dwivedi

"N3WPORT ~ Castle "