Thursday, August 16, 2012

Buried Feelings

Magpie 130


Photograph Francesca Woodman
Photograph courtesy  Tess Kinkaid, Magpie Tales

Over the years
With each hurt
A wall was built
Invisible
To all but me
A fortress
To protect
The aching soul

No one could
Penetrate the heart
That was so cold
Stonehenge
To many a lover
Icy brick
Freezes over
The yielding body

Now from nowhere
Trust comes softly 
Layer by layer is
Stripped
Caressing hands gently
Peel away 
Shell replaced
By awakening heart

Barbara M Lake  ©
Trinidad WI
August 2012

20 comments:

  1. Nice. I was going this direction and then got caught up with the shells.

    As always you cast a spell of feelings quite well.

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  2. Well said and so true. Love this line "Trust comes softly". But each time it's lost again, it comes even slower, maybe never completely.

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    1. Thank you. What you say about trust is so true.

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  3. Lovely response to the prompt. I've not managed one this week - inspiration eluded me.

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    1. Thank you. It wasn't so easy! All I couldl think of was white wrapping paper!

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  4. This is beautiful, Bee! A friend of an acquaintance of mine once told her she had a 'no trespassing' sign posted on her heart. Your poem made me think of that .........

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    1. The friend had obviously been hurt once too often. Sad. Once is enough for most of us. Thank you fro liking it although it didn't quite go where I wanted it too. It would have been too long.

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  5. A very sweet poem. Well done. So sorry about the rains. k.

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  6. Bee,
    I enjoy seeing where this prompt took everybody; it could not fail to reach in to the depth of emotion in each of us. I wonder if that was woodward's goal?
    Nicely done.
    rel

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  7. lovely poem- I know so many broken hearts that have been bricked up.
    I wish their hearts could be healed. Thanks for your kind comments-always appreciated!

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    1. Me too. Life has to go on.

      You're welcome. Thank you for coming here too.

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  8. it can be so hard to come back from that...to tear down those walls and be willing to let someone in again...but it can also open us to some beautiful things...

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    1. It can be hard but not impossible - building trust is the hard part.

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  9. I think everyone can relate to this in some way. Lovely.

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