Strongly built to protect it all
Against a force that beckons to call
Behind this wall, it’s easy to live
No more to get with less to give.
In one instant, the flood rages in
Attacking that wall, wearing it thin
The onslaught becomes too much to bear
Unstopable, without warning, no time to prepare
Pain flashes through the heart and soul
Destroying what was once thought whole
Sooner or later, the walls crumble and break
Creating inside an unbearable ache.
All at once, never in small measures
Memories invade of all past treasures.
No longer mine, they belong to another
Why would I care? Why even bother?
Although the pain is less than before
I beg to be saved from bearing it more.
I reach for the concrete and mortar of my mind.
In hopes to leave those memories behind.
Hastily rebuilding that wall of protection.
Each block in place, no room for rejection.
Built from tears and not from blood
Safe again from memories flash flood.
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