Guarded


Guarded

Wrapped in chains

created by bouts

of betrayal

Walls built high

and higher still

Overlooking a valley

of deluded dreams

and forgotten covenant

Sweat

Beads along brow

Never ending battle

Fear born of deception

Exhaustion from defense

Defense from pain

Pain from defense

 

Copyright ©  2018 Penny Wilson

 

*We work so hard at guarding ourselves against pain that we cause more pain in the process.   True, it doesn’t get in, but what else are we keeping out? 

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