I had a wall around my heart
long and wide and impenetrable.
Made from black mortar
and black were the bricks
Nothing went through
nor came out.
There I sat alone and sad
but I was safe, not this vulnerable.
Then you came along
and said that you would care.
Your words did the trick
and one brick fell.
It wasn’t too long before you had your way,
I broke a door in the wall and I let you in.
What came next was no surprise
Again I realized why the wall was there.
The door is still there
but it is more heavy now.
Their lies a lock, without a key
to keep the broken pieces safe and sound.
There is no anger, just some regret,
teaching lessons that I should have known.
It will take eternity before I open this door
but for you, I shall make a window.