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caroline
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Reconstruction

How could I do this to myself
I let you break my heart
I let my guard down just this once
And you tore my world apart

Now I have to start again and
Build those walls anew
But I know they'll be stronger now
With no more breaking through

I'll use the spirit that's been crushed
Into the finest of all sand
And mix it up with all these tears
Safe and secure from any man

And for the gate I'll use my will
That's newly forged of steel
I'll place a lock upon it
To guard a soul that will not heal

Along the top I'll swirl barbed wire
All gleaming and razor sharp
Inside the boundaries I'll dig a hole
And bury my broken heart

Upon the grave of this broken heart
I will plant ten thousand thorns
I'll water them every day with
The rain from thunderstorms

Yet each night as I try to sleep
Inside this thorny grove
I hear his voice out in the wind
"Come back to me my love"

From inside this self-imposed prison
I can live my life alone
I can look at him with two dead eyes
And smile with lips of stone

caroline 1999
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The only man worth your tears will never make you cry...
© Copyright 1999 Caroline - All Rights Reserved
hoot_owl_rn
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Caroline....what can I say but WOW!!! This is absolutely magnificent!! What a fine piece of writing and one I can relate to very well I might add.

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"In the depths of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer" ~Albert Camus
caroline
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2 posted 09-16-99 10:52 AM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

Thanks hoot

I think I'm better off inside those walls than out.

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The only man worth your tears will never make you cry...
MissQ
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That really touched my heart C, wonderful job !
Seymour Tabin
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caroline,
Never say never more
I'm sure you'll leave a door.
Excellent poem.
Pepper
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exceptional piece, Caroline....I love the last two lines.... "Ican look at him with two dead eyes And smile with lips of stone" very visual.........

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May your days be filled with lots of sunshine and your nights lit up by golden moonbeams
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Leave a key outside your gate,
for the man meant for your fate.
Forgive the man that broke your heart;
you don't have to allow him a new start.


Confusus say:
Never close door too tight.



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Julie
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..."to thine own self be true."
>William Shakespeare



amber
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7 posted 09-17-99 12:13 AM       View Profile for amber   Email amber   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for amber

caroline, so many times youve seen me in this ame situation before. such a beautiful poem. but also many people have told me since ive been here, that building walls agianst love, isnt the way to live. but trust me, i know how good that security can feel but honestly, it never lasts long. no matter how hard you try, or how many have hurt you, you will love agian, sometimes to your disidvantage. but once agian a beatiful poem took striaght to my heart. i understnad completley!
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There is never enough time to catch all of the powerful poems, such as this one here. I missed it earlier, but am glad to see I found it before this site [gasp] gets overloaded!

Very good job, Caroline, of expressing your anger. I'd like to see you do a continuation, where you go from here, and begin to take the bricks and mortar down for a new, true love.
caroline
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9 posted 09-29-1999 07:43 PM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

Thank you all for your responses.

Sunshine...bless your heart

I'm still building. I don't really see any
"deconstruction" taking place any time soon.
Safe within myself...heart upon a shelf.


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The only man worth your tears will never make you cry...
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