About a Wall


she just came in a little too late
his wall was up long ago
what’s left for her now are his hurtful words
opening new wounds on others, while
protecting the fragile self inside
what will happen to the self in the future,
no one knows
not even him
too lost in his own game
buried deep in his own pride

for now
the wall continues
protecting, comforting
while giving him time to search
but confused of what
and what would be more painful than that state of mind?

still unable to utter the words locked inside
that weigh a ton on his shoulders,
they push him down
to the deepest part of his fortress
while she,
watching from a far
in pain
wondering when the wall will fall down
afraid that her wall may eventually have to go up too
from feeling too much and
not knowing what else to do

life is a journey
for these two sickly birds
wanting to fly away to escape pain
free to roam the sky
and having no strings attached
but they could only fly so far
gravity will always bring them down again
to where they started
at the wall

and the scene continues
replayed over and over again
in her dreams

This post is part of Saturday Centus. The task this week is to write 200 words using the prompt “the wall was built long ago.”  Please click the picture below to see more Saturday Centus posts from other bloggers. So far I have enjoyed all of the Saturday Centus’ challenge.

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20 thoughts on “About a Wall

    • Thank you, Nonna Beach. It’s a fiction, my first attempt. But like any fiction in this world, all stories are always based on some kind of true story. Thanks for stopping by.

    • Thank you, CJ. You’re right. A way too familiar story. Maybe next time when I attempt a fictional story, I have to be more creative in finding a story…lol. Thank you for stopping by and commenting.

  1. You and I were on the same page this week. You captured this emotion of self-protection so well. I love the despair I could feel in your words. Really excellent imagery. I’m glad you’re here. You are a joy to read!

  2. This was beautifully written, you were able to convey such emotion through your words. Excellent use of this week’s prompt.

  3. This is just so good! I started to go this way, but I found myself getting too tense, so I took another path. You have expressed yourself perfectly. Brava!

  4. yes, excellent. remember, the wise tom petty said “even walls fall down.” 🙂

    i also came by to say this: As Poets United celebrates its first anniversary this week, we want to thank you for your support. Over the past year, we have grown to 250 members plus and are steadily growing. Poets United is proud to have you as one of our members and look forward to another successful year. Your imagination, creativity and willingness to share with us is what makes our community such a wonderful place. Thank you for beautiful poetry and thank you for being a part of Poets United.

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