written November 2022

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We do not build walls to guard against fire.

Our barricades are the armour we wear to protect our hearts

while we wait and see if anyone is brave enough to climb the ladder before plunging themselves into the mire.

Who would wish to wade knee-deep into the depths of our souls?

Like a footman on patrol, we guard ourselves so much that the wall becomes a prison.

But living in prison is still better than another incision to the heart.

Copyright © 2023 Maggie Watson

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Published by In the Shadow of my Pen

Indie Poet and Author✍️ of four collections of poetry. Chronic Fatigue Warrior💪 Volunteer, Solo Traveller✈️ and Yogi🙏. Spilling ink from my heart and Soul. My writing is real and raw, so if you are looking for a fairy tale you are on the wrong site!

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