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Walls of Fear

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Tamera
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since 12-28-1999
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0 posted 01-06-2000 01:44 PM       View Profile for Tamera   Email Tamera   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Tamera

Holding onto a past
controlling now and here
letting go of all the demons
conquering inlaid fears

My fear seems so tangible
thick walls surround my heart
you came to my protected world
to tear the walls apart

They will not fall, they cannot fall
please leave my room alone
I fought so hard to build my space
and call these walls my home

Then in the dwellings of my heart
you came to fill a space
you touched a wall with loving hands
the wall was then replaced

I cry with joy and then with pain
for fear shatters the light
I still have three walls standing tall
can I withstand the fight

Still you stand inside my room
a smile upon your face
you gently kiss another wall
the wall fell down with grace

The pounding of my heart
of which two walls still dwell
is fighting with the memories
of life, of love, then hell

Two walls remain inside my room
and still you stand inside
you grabbed my hand then held me close
the two walls left divide

My room feels oh so barren
yet it doesn't seem as cold
you have touched the inside of my heart
still fear presents the old

The ghosts do beckon to me
I fight them with your strength
I can't rebuild those four cold walls
and suffer life at length

Please be patient with my ghosts
and one by one they'll fall
then we can feel alive as one
to never scale those walls.

Tamera Patterson



 
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LngJhnAg
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1 posted 01-06-2000 01:49 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

Very nicely done, lil Tamera.  I wonder if this is what happens with us all when we've been burned and then are offered another chance.
Sunshine
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2 posted 01-06-2000 02:12 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Tamera, I've not read many of your pieces, but see a lot of potential.  Good job!

 Sunshine
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


CrazyChick
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3 posted 01-07-2000 12:34 AM       View Profile for CrazyChick   Email CrazyChick   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CrazyChick

This is a beautiful poem,  it was almost like you were writting about me (hehe)
Great job!!!!!!!!!!
whiskey
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4 posted 01-07-2000 02:42 AM       View Profile for whiskey   Email whiskey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit whiskey's Home Page   View IP for whiskey

Tamera,
This is a great poem , I too have felt those walls inside but you need to let people love you cause its lonley inside that home  
Severn
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5 posted 01-07-2000 08:21 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Very well done...love the hope at the end.

And the imagery of ghosts - good job!



 '...I want to be free - free to know people and their backgrounds - free to move to different parts of the world...' Sylvia Plath
Mike
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6 posted 01-07-2000 09:01 AM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Nice poem.  Enjoyed.
Betty Gravitt
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7 posted 01-07-2000 09:24 AM       View Profile for Betty Gravitt   Email Betty Gravitt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Betty Gravitt

Tamera... I too battle with my own walls. I think we all have one ot two. I loved this. Beautiful read. Makes me feel like somone else knows where I am. ((((HUGS))))

 B Gravitt

Nate Dogg
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8 posted 01-07-2000 09:47 AM       View Profile for Nate Dogg   Email Nate Dogg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nate Dogg's Home Page   View IP for Nate Dogg

Very deep poem Tamera.

 Nathan
Denise
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9 posted 01-07-2000 10:38 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is so beautiful, Tamera! I love it!  

 Denise

Tamera
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10 posted 01-07-2000 11:57 AM       View Profile for Tamera   Email Tamera   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tamera

Thank you everyone...trying to love again is a tough job! But, I am trying. It is good to be able to get these thoughts and feelings out on paper.
Hugs to you all!!!  
Tamera
Moonshine
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11 posted 01-08-2000 01:46 AM       View Profile for Moonshine   Email Moonshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Moonshine's Home Page   View IP for Moonshine

Beautiful poem Tamera,
I know all about those walls.......
hoot_owl_rn
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12 posted 01-08-2000 08:50 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Tamera...you know very well how much I can relate to this one...very well spoken.
Hugs  
Ruth
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