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A Protected Heart

It was me that ended it. 
I’m the one that turned my back.  

The knowledge of your love; overwhelmed. 
The fear of mine; crippling.

To give away my safeguarded heart;

The lies began.  I said it was for the best. 
That we would never last. 

I blanketed myself with the
comfort of these lies. 

All the time knowing, that I was walking away
from something rare.  

I turned away from love
for the security, the isolation, 

of a protected

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Penny Wilson is an international writer who writes in several genres. She has written articles for WOW Women on Writing. Her poetry has been published in online journals, such as Ariel Chart, Spill Words Press and the Poppy Road Review. Penny is a member of the Austin Poetry Society. Her poetry has been featured in the publication America's Emerging Poets 2018 & 2019 by Z Publishing and Poets Quarterly and Dual Coast Magazine published by Prolific Press. Penny is an advocate for Mental Health Awareness and has the page "Mental Health Help" on her blog. She writes about the struggles of mental illnesses and Depression. She is passionate about spreading awareness for Suicide Prevention and Domestic Abuse. She expresses her passion through her writings of poetry and life experiences. You can find more of her writings on her blog at and follow her on Twitter @pennywilson123.

9 thoughts on “A Protected Heart

  1. Oh, Penny, I can feel the pain and heartache in your words. Is this something that you experienced? I know the pain of being afraid to let anyone too close or into your heart. It’s a scary thing to do, not something I feel I could ever do again. Sometimes, when we’ve been badly hurt in love, it feels safe to keep our hearts protected, as your poem says. I hope you are well. Xx ❤


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