Sometimes we build walls,
To keep us from the pain,
Of moments lost and nevermore to be gained.
We shrink of our life scared of the outcome,
We keep on having fears whether they are small or completely wholesome.
Yet we have the power with Him by our side,
To break down the walls that give us a place to hide.
Although these walls may keep us safe,
They keep us from the life that was meant to be faced.
Break down the walls and cherish your life,
And the precious moments that come with it.
Make those walls crumble to bits.
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I think this is timely. Personally, I’m not wholly alright with the president’s choice to build a wall at the border. I don’t believe it’s productive or the Christian thing to do. Of course, this is only my opinion and everyone is entitled to their own. I just thought I’d throw my two cents in and let you know it has a great double meaning on a personal and political level.
My purpose of this poem to explain walls around the heart. I wasn’t talking about the President building the wall at the border. Although, I think it is necessary for our country and its citizens to have it, this wasn’t the reason of the poem. I was clarifying how some people in order to block out hurt and pain, build walls around their heart. But these walls also block out many other things such as little glimpses of joy and happiness as well. Also some build walls because they are lonely.
Sure! This is part of why I enjoyed your poem. There can be a couple of interpretations that readers could take away from this poem without your explanation above. One could be the metaphorical heart and how people tend to guard themselves against emotional vulnerability. Another could be a timely commentary on modern politics. I happened to notice the latter and wanted to point it out because I thought it was the more interesting interpretation.
Amanda, this is a great interpretation and I think your explanation was very articulate. I didn’t get the political sense fo the poem util I read your comment, but I can see it now .
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